Why Are We So Upset Over Tiger Woods' Infidelity?

Erik BartlettContributor IDecember 3, 2009

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 09:  Tiger Woods of USA celebrates his eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational on August 9, 2009 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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Why are we so upset over Tiger Woods' infidelity?

Did he cheat on you? No.

Has he cheated in tournaments? No, clean as a whistle.

Is he the first or last person that will cheat on their spouse? Chances are some of you have committed such a sin. Maybe you grew up in a family, like my very own, where one parent's adultery led to a fractured divide between those involved and those immediately affected.

According to the information provided, Woods has had numerous mistresses, including the now-infamous Rachel Uchitel who is undoubtedly using this moment to cement her 15 minutes of fame.

As much as we should chastise her for what she's done to stake her claim to fame, should we blame her?

At the end of the day, we're all at fault. It's our fascination with celebrities and those in power that creates a market for those like Uchitel to profit off another family's demise.

Our fascination with celebrity explains the power and money that members of the paparazzi and celebrity blogging websites such as TMZ rake in. Heck, TMZ even has its own TV show now.

As much as ESPN and other TV networks enjoy providing up-to-the-minute updates, complete with reaction from golfers most of the mainstream sporting public have not heard of, we should just flip the channel.

Yes, I get it, it's Tiger Freaking Woods , one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.

But at the end of the day, whether he's able to make up with his wife or not won't make a single difference in our lives. None of us on the outside are victims.

Additionally, his wife Elin is getting her prenuptial agreement reworked to the point of receiving more money than any of us could even dream about should the marriage not work out. As much as she might be hurting right now emotionally, eventually she'll be fine.

There are only two real victims that emerge from all of this—Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel Woods, Tiger's daughter and son.

They will have this sordid state of affairs haunt them for the rest of their lives if their parents split. They don't deserve the dysfunction and media scrutiny surrounding their parents, and by all means, it should remain a personal matter for Tiger and his family.

If there's anything that we, as a society, can take from something like this, it's to remember that your lies, deception, and infidelities will catch up with you eventually.

It's a good thing that none of us are Tiger Woods right about now.