Tiger Woods is on the mind of every sports enthusiast at the moment. They all want to know the answers to the same questions. When will he be back? How will he perform once he returns? How will his attitude change, if at all? And the list goes on and on. Well, everyone is going to have to suck it up and wait because he will be ready when he is ready, and nothing we do can speed up that process.
He has been going through the most difficult time of his life. How would you like it if you were struggling tremendously, and you had the media breathing down your back, and following your every footstep? It would be horrible, and that’s why we need to get away from Tiger and let him clean up the mess he made.
He has come out to the public and said he was sorry for his actions; and as I watched his announcement intently I truly believed that he was indeed sincere about it. I actually heard more about his situation than I thought I would hear. So, he knows he has put himself in a deep hole, and if we give him time he will slowly begin to crawl out of it.
As for when we should expect him back; I think it will be in the near future, or possibly even in the Masters. One positive thing is we have seen progressive signs that he will be back soon. There have been pictures released of him practicing in his back yard.
To me that points to one thing: He will be coming back soon. I think he is starting to work on his fundamentals and polish up his game, so he doesn’t embarrass himself in his first golf event this year.
When Tiger comes back don’t expect him to be back to the top of his game for at least a whole year. With the combination of so much time off, and the emotional stress he has gone through, it will take a while to get back to his normal self.
If he starts to do better earlier than that, it will be great for him. Just don’t get your hopes us. It all depends on how fast he can get back into physical shape, and how fast he can get his mind completely focused on golf again.
Another thing I believe will change is his attitude on the coarse. We are used to seeing the club slamming, swearing Tiger Woods. But, we will no longer see this. His attitude will chill a little more, and he will learn to control his anger instead of letting it out in actions and words.
So, how many fans did Tiger Woods loose over the last six months or so?
Well, I believe he has lost a relatively small amount of fans. Some of them might not support him as much as they used to, but they realize that he is not perfect, and made a mistake that he is truly sorry for. His true fans, such as I, stand behind him completely and realize that without our support he will never become the great icon he used to be.
I do realize that Tiger Woods made one of the dumbest mistakes that a human being can make, and that he needs to have consequences for his actions. And the loss of sponsorships such as Gatorade, AT&T, and Accenture have are just a small portion of the consequences he is paying.
For his situation he is doing exactly what he needs to, by coming out to the public and explaining what he has done, and what he will be doing to resolve this problem. One of his resolutions is to take rehab classes. But, the rest we need to leave to him and his family to take care of.
Once all is said and done, Tiger Woods will come out of this situation as a much better man. He has realized the wrongdoings in his life, and will work his tail off to get it back on track.
In the meantime, I wish him and his family the best of luck!