Tiger Woods is nothing more than a paid entertainer. He's like Russell Crowe, Matt Damon or George Clooney. Just a guy who's a great golfer; who is there to entertain us. So, to hold him to the same standards as presidents, congressmen or surgeons is unrealistic. He's like most professional athletes: immature, self-absorbed (though he may be more self-centered than most), irresponsible and greedy. He's not making decisions on Iraq, Afghanistan or health care though I don't have a lot of respect for the guy who is. But this guy is programmed for our entertainment. Nothing more than that. He's no Nicklaus, Arnie, Hogan, Nelson or Watson. He doesn't have the same character, maturity or respect for the game that those men had and have. But he's fun to watch and fun to cheer against.
I'll be for the field at the Masters. I don't see how he can win it with the pressure that'll be generated with just his presence at Augusta and all the questions that will be asked let alone the pressure of trying to win the tournament. But, he's proven me wrong before. He could win it. I give him about a 30 percent chance, but he's always got a shot with as gifted as he is though he does look about 20 pounds heavier now.
But the guy is nothing more than a paid entertainer. It's hard to take him seriously, now. I guess we can just enjoy the golf. But he needs to show more respect for the game with the way he carries himself on the course. He's got a lot of work to do to get in America's good graces again. He may recover, but he's got a long road ahead of him.