A needless Tiger hunt

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One media outlet asked in an online poll this week, "Do you forgive Tiger Woods?"

Well, except for his wife, a close relative or a commercial sponsor, it's not our place to forgive or not forgive him.

Tiger Woods owes those people varying amounts of something. He owes the rest of us nothing.

Hence, it's none of our business.

Were he a big-time politician, that might be different. But as perhaps the world's most public private person -- maybe next to Oprah Winfrey -- he's not asking for anyone's vote, and he holds no sway over our tax dollars or governmental policies.

What other possible reason could there be for the feeding frenzy now going on regarding Woods' suddenly troubled personal life -- other than the public's thirst for prurient entertainment? Aren't we just a little like the socket-eyed baboons who gawk every millisecond they can while driving by an accident?

Should we revel in someone else's troubles? Or move along?

Other than the women seeking their 15 minutes of fame -- or a hefty fee for their salacious celebrity gossip -- what's the purpose of keeping this sad story going?

We had all built Tiger Woods up to be super-human -- the best golfer in the world, and a perfect all-American guy off the course. And guess what: He largely is. Now, though, he has revealed himself to be human -- very human. There's your headline. There's nothing more to see. Move along.

This is not to excuse his behavior.

But what excuses ours?

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methree
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methree 12/05/09 - 05:19 am
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the only one who's

the only one who's forgiveness counts is his wife's.

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stewartist 12/05/09 - 07:27 am
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when you are in the limelight

when you are in the limelight and a role model, such as Tiger, you have to be responsible and make wise decisions, well...he was letting "something else" do his thinking, and it's caused his current problem....you have to understand that the media is going to exploit this to the max!!

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seenitB4 12/05/09 - 08:01 am
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Did you ever notice the very

Did you ever notice the very ones saying don't contribute to the gossip are the very ones still writing about it!!

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 12/05/09 - 08:48 am
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I think he should be left

I think he should be left alone too but the jokes are funny.

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soldout 12/05/09 - 09:07 am
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Last time I checked only God

Last time I checked only God has the authority to forgive sin. Tiger needs to fix his heart and the actions will follow. God created marriage and He is the only one that can really make it work. Self centeredness is the source of all grief and that is true for all of us. The Word also says that pride is the only reason for sin. That is why people need Jesus esteem instead of self esteem. We are everything with Jesus and a big zero without Him. Developing a great life without a relationship with Christ is like fixing up an old car, making it perfect and then pushing it off a cliff. God made life so simple we have to hire help to mess it up or we can get satan's help for free.

DaGatorBoy60
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DaGatorBoy60 12/05/09 - 09:14 am
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Tiger has a new favorite

Tiger has a new favorite links to play. It's called Intercourse.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 12/05/09 - 09:26 am
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Tiger has the same addiction

Tiger has the same addiction as David Duchovney. He is a sex addict. Sadly, the marriage that both he and his wife knew is over. It is difficult enought getting over a spouse cheating with one person, but cheating with three mistresses is insurmountable. True, he must answer for himself as we must answer for ourselves. He was given a way out of each of the situations the first time they were presented to him, but he chose not to take it. And, although we wish one would learn from another's bad example, they never do. I guess it's the deep disappointment we all feel because we were hoping Tiger wouldn't secumb to the total selfishness of adultery. We've must have forgotton that he is a mere mortal.

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jojo55 12/05/09 - 09:43 am
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I am so sick of the so called

I am so sick of the so called News Stories on this. Boy, you can tell there must not be any real news happening for this story to go on and on. I believe most of us find it to be boring and none of our business. Would you want the world sticking their nose in your business like this? I think not. We all have problems but want them kept private.

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seenitB4 12/05/09 - 09:57 am
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I've seen marriages last with

I've seen marriages last with more adultery than this,,hope they can make it last...I'm sure this man has been tempted more than 3 times,,let's give him credit for what he did pass over..

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TechLover 12/05/09 - 10:00 am
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Too much media coverage, so

Too much media coverage, so what does the AC do? Give it more media coverage. Who cares?

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my.voice 12/05/09 - 10:08 am
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You can say all day long this

You can say all day long this isn't our business. You can say all day long we need to leave him alone. But Tiger doesn't leave us alone. He is in every sports magazine and on everyone's mind in the world of sports. He has endorsement deals where he peddles all sorts of items. The argument you make for leaving him alone just doesn't hold water. He carefully crafted his image, his game, and his financial demands. He forgot about self control. Perhaps Trojan needs to sign him on.

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DaGatorBoy60 12/05/09 - 10:10 am
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Funny how so many of the

Funny how so many of the posts are saying "it's boring and none of our business". So why read/comment on it? Was the headline misleading as to the subject of the article? Hypocrites

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csrareader 12/05/09 - 10:13 am
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Excuse me... but why did you

Excuse me... but why did you write an editorial about the Cheetah if you don't think his shenanigans are newsworthy?

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Riverman1 12/05/09 - 10:17 am
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I don't know if all the news

I don't know if all the news about Tiger is right or not, but I know he does lots of good things. His dad was a Green Beret Army officer and Tiger is very loyal to the military. He drove to Ft. Jackson to give a clinic to the Army guys and their families, the DAY AFTER winning the Masters. He said it was a great way to celebrate. He has caddied for his old college buddy in amateur tournaments. Heck, Rush even likes him. What more can I say?

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JohnQPublic 12/05/09 - 10:35 am
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Good grief Riverman! If Rush

Good grief Riverman! If Rush like him then we all need to hush. LMAO!

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seenitB4 12/05/09 - 10:46 am
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I just read a 4th woman is

I just read a 4th woman is coming out,,, saying they had a long time affair,,, GOOD GRIEF when did he have time to play golf??Yep maybe trogan needs to talk to him..

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confederate american 12/05/09 - 10:50 am
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i guess the good old days as

i guess the good old days as sports roll models are gone forever.to sum it up he's just another over paid sports figure thats nothing more than a whore morger who loves white women more than black women whats up with that justus 4.something must be seriously wrong with your president old smack daddy long legs.never mind his mom was white,i forgot.

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justthefacts 12/05/09 - 10:52 am
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Good grief confederate, do

Good grief confederate, do you just HAVE to??

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apex24 12/05/09 - 10:53 am
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I hope he recovers from this

I hope he recovers from this but it doesn't look good. How can you see your child born and the next week be laid-up with a waitress. He may need to get tested for Aids and STD's.

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ArtCollector 12/05/09 - 10:53 am
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blah

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/09 - 10:55 am
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In the old days the press hid

In the old days the press hid things about sports stars. That have been lots of revealing books about the ways things really were. Wade Boggs used to have a "road wife" who traveled with him always. Don't even get me started talking about the beloved Mickey Mantle.

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shockproof 12/05/09 - 11:12 am
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this story is getting better

this story is getting better and better. i can't wait till Tiger steps on the first tee box in a tournament after this blows over.
I bet the commentators are already rehearsing and deciding what to say. any idea how he's feels about the jokes being made?

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Niko Mahs 12/05/09 - 12:10 pm
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Hey River, give these star

Hey River, give these star atheletes a break. When you are on the road and all that testosterone is building up from playing games, you have to have some release. Drinking doesn't solve everything. And drugs is just no fun at all. So cut these megastar sports guys a break. The teams should be providing women for them on the road. They did that for the gladiators in old Roman days. Wise the heck up!

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sjgraci 12/05/09 - 12:17 pm
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Just more from the mainstream

Just more from the mainstream tabloid media, which the chronicle is very much a part of.

SusieQ
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SusieQ 12/05/09 - 12:20 pm
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apex24-- Elin needs to be

apex24-- Elin needs to be tested also after Tiger has been playing around this much. After all this, he was going home to his wife!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/09 - 12:45 pm
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The comments make you

The comments make you understand why the Augusta National is such a sought after membership for the rich and famous. From the days of Ike, it has been a private place with no press. I bet things have happened out there that would put this episode to the G-rated channel.

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Lou Stewall 12/05/09 - 12:47 pm
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This is testosterone-driven

This is testosterone-driven hypocrisy at its most disgusting Hefneresque amorality. Imagine all the children finding out their hero is no better than Fatty Arbuckle. For the sake of simple hygiene you should condemn he-whores. Never mind the deceit and betrayal necessary to carry this out. Shame, shame, shame!

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Niko Mahs 12/05/09 - 01:02 pm
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Excellent point Riverman.

Excellent point Riverman. The grass is so beautiful that you could play all day long out there. With nobody on the course you would just have to take those little blue pills and chase the women around. My favorite spot to do it would be the 12th green. I would even let the National fill the grandstand on the tee box to watch. And with my membership, you would not need the binoculars.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/05/09 - 01:08 pm
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Niko, you can always take my

Niko, you can always take my images a bit further. LOL...love it. The funny thing is that's probably happened more than once. Those sand traps have lots of stuff buried in them.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/05/09 - 01:52 pm
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Now Niko you know if you

Now Niko you know if you had a membership you would LOVE Augusta..

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