There is an overwhelming amount of concern about the private life of Tiger Woods. It doesn’t really matter what channel you turn to while watching TV; you are likely to hear something about the current situation he is in.
To be honest, I’m getting quite sick of it. It is not my place to know about his or anyone else’s personal life, nor do I really care to know. Aside from his personal life, in his professional one, he has done much more good than harm. He has helped grow the game exponentially and the numerous charities he has supported including his own have helped a hell of a lot of people. In this week’s Trap Five, I’m giving you five reason’s why he should be left alone and return to golf on his own terms and not the public’s. What are yours?
Number Five: For the Sake of the Game
There cannot be enough said about what Tiger has done to grow the game. When he does return, the game will continue to grow with Tiger. But, everyone needs to lay off the guy until he can get his bearing. If this media frenzy continues I think his personal leave from golf will take much longer than expected. And, his leave will have a more negative effect than it already has.
Number Four: How Would You Like It?
Seriously, regardless of the issue, how would you like your name and photo posted on every major newspaper with details of your wrongdoings? Some will say that he asked for it. By being a public figure he has opened himself up to criticism as well as praise. The only thing we should be concerned with his his game on the course. Off the course, allow him to enjoy his time with his family and friends without being bothered, as he has requested numerous times.
Number Three: Distractions Limit One’s Ability to Focus
With all this stuff going on around him; I think it would be quite hard to focus on the things that are most important, like his family. It is my most sincere hope that he is able to continue his work in reconciling his mistakes and moving forward with his life. I think it would be much easier for him to do so if the paparazzi did not have such a presence nearly everywhere he might be.
Number Two: Give People a Chance to Talk About Other Things in Golf.
Like Phil making a stink about being slandered, John Daly retiring, or when Annika is going to return to the LPGA. All kidding aside, there are more interesting things in the world of golf than the private life of one man and I encourage everyone to seek them out. Here is one suggestion: go practice, so when the season rolls around in a couple months you’ll be playing well all season instead of spending the first month or two regaining what you lost in the off season.
Number One: It’s Not Affecting Just One Person
Not only is what the media doing wrong to Tiger, it is having a negative affect on those closest to him who have nothing to do with the public. Everyone has formed an opinion about what he should do, what she should do, how this is going to affect his children, etc. It is no ones business but the people involved. Tigers kids have nothing to do with the media nor does the majority of his family yet they are being subjected the same things a celebrity with a full publicity staff can barely handle and I find it to be utterly inhumane.
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