I've never been a big Tiger fan mostly because he has crowds of kids following him around the course learning how to cuss like sailors and slam clubs and throw tantrums on the course when they hit a bad shot. That's just not cool to me. What is cool to me is Fred Couples strolling around the course like he's on a butterfly garden tour regardless of if he just knocked it in the hole from 150 yards or hit one OB.
The Sergio thing, I actually have to give Tiger credit for not making a big deal out of it. That shows maturity. Sergio was a whiney excuse ridden turd and the fact that Tiger blew it off just accentuated how childish Sergio was.
I personally thought back when the Fuzzy incident occurred the best response would have been, "The next time Fuzzy wins the Masters, he is free to serve chicken. How long do you think we'll have to wait for that???" and then just blow it off knowing he will be choosing far more menus in the future.
As far as the other stuff, the benefits of being a high profile pro athlete are fame and fortune. Ride the wave up, but also get torn down by the media and public when you step on your johnson. That's just part of it and you have to accept the bad with the good. It is indeed his personal business, and I don't care about his personal dilemma. If anything, the fact that he was nailing waffle house waitresses made him seem a little less high and mighty and more human in an everyday guy sort of way. So did the struggles with his game. I'm not a fan of his per se, but I do like seeing him get his game back. Like him or not, golf is more interesting when he is in the mix.
I grew up watching Nicklaus, Watson, Floyd. They were class acts on and off the course...still are. There are still some class acts in the game of golf...Tiger's not necessarily one of them...not that it matters when he is sitting in his 15000 square foot trophy room.