With that said, the reason for this letter is the charade Tiger Woods has pulled on the golf media and the golf fans around the world. A lot of corporate sponsors and fans have lost interest in him, and that is understandable, and a lot have not lost interest, and that is not understandable.
With his God-given talent, he had amassed millions in assets and money, and he had a wife and children. His maturity as a man, as a father and as a husband lags far behind his skill on the course.
As I said, I am not a golf fan. I follow motor sports, mostly NHRA drag racing and NASCAR. In the sport of professional drag racing, there is a man who has amassed millions in assets and money. He has a wife and children and soon will be a grandfather. He is John Force. He has achieved more in his sport than Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan or any other athlete.
He has won over 1,000 rounds of professional competition, and has won 16 final championships. But he doesn't have 18 holes, or 60 minutes, or nine innings to get it right. He has four-plus seconds and 1,000 feet of asphalt, and it's over. His field of play is in the confines of a carbon fiber-bodied "funny car" with an 8,000-horse-power engine in front of him. They are the fastest-accelerating vehicles in existence.
But this man knows where his fame and fortune came from -- his fans! He will never let them down. The NHRA has allowed him to live his dream, but if he had conducted himself like Woods has, NHRA would have suspended him indefinitely. Force knows what NHRA expects of drivers, and there are no exceptions, no matter how famous or rich.