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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Tiger Woods

The Good, Bad and Ugly Side of Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is a name that needs no introduction; not only in the world of golf but also in anywhere as that man has literally been on the front page of every publishing magazine or newspaper across the US, UK and maybe even the globe. 

Tiger Woods has many career highlights as he is of course one of the most, if not the most prestigious golf players we have ever seen. He made the sport look too easy at times and in some cases it seemed tournaments were just no competition for him as he was levels above the other competitors. For sure it made betting on golf a lot easier for punters as you could almost guarantee who the winner was.

Tiger’s Successes

Tiger Woods has won a total of 15 major championships, just in his professional career, of course he won some great competitions growing up as a child in the golfing scene, at amateur level. He also has the joint most PGA Tour event wins, with a total of 82. This is tied with Sam Snead, another outstanding golf player.

Tiger Woods was the youngest golfer to complete the grand slam, winning the Masters, PGA Championship, US Open and Open Championship by the time he was 24. He became the only golfer to hold all of the 4 major trophies not so long after.

Woods is a great example to not only upcoming sporting stars but also anyone as to what hard work and dedication can achieve. He dedicated his life to it. His dad gave him a golf club pretty much before he could even walk, having a professional golfing coach by the time he was age 4, hitting hole in ones by the time he was 6, being the first even billion dollar athlete; the list goes on.

Despite all this, Tiger proved to us that he is only human and even though he might not make many mistakes on the golf course, he sure can in other aspects of his life.

The Bad and The Ugly

Being in the public eye and one of the most popular celebrities on the planet can bring with it a huge amount of pressure and other issues, which definitely took its toll on Tiger Woods. He made countless mistakes in his personal life which ended up partially affecting his golfing career, until he eventually turned it back around. 

He was involved in a number of affair scandals, more than you could count on one hand. In fact, it’s been rumoured that there were around 120 women that Tiger Woods cheated on his ex-wife with. As you could predict, they divorced in 2010 after all of this controversy. This divorce would not only be massively upsetting for Tiger Woods emotionally, but also financially, with it costing him a total of £72 Million.

Tiger Woods ended up in rehab for his sex addition. His coach told the press how he wants to make a change and how rehab is doing that for him. It seems that after everything that happened, Tiger Woods came to the smart decision that help was needed.

Woods also had moments throughout his career where he was accused of cheating, an accusation a lot of the elite sporting stars have to deal with. It was a Golf analyst, Brandel Chamblee who accused the star of bending the rules slightly in order to win, on multiple occasions. He pushed these accusations further in another writing piece saying there were more incidents of this.

Tiger Woods was more recently involved in a huge car crash which could have ended a lot worse than it did. He suffered injuries to both his legs, including a shattered ankle and 2 leg fractures. It is believed that he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he crashed, he was also wearing his seatbelt and driving to proper precaution, which will still be hard for him to take as it was  an incident from sheer bad luck.

A Changed Man

Despite everything he has come to face throughout his successful golfing career, it seems that now he has taken a more relaxed approach to life and doesn’t seem to be getting caught up in all of the issues he once brought into his life. 

As golfing fans, we should only focus really on what he does on the course and it’s fair to say we will never see another Tiger Woods, not in our lifetimes anyway. A truly excellent golfer that brought so many magical moments to the game which we should admire.

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2 Comments

  1. Héctor R Fernández

    Tiger Woods definitely changed the money structure of the PGA Tour.

    A journeyman can make a good living, without winning, because of Tiger Woods.

  2. I’m always to see articles like these where his drug abuse/addiction gets no coverage.

    Police said he was high when his wife was beating the Escalade.
    Police report that he was high when he flattened the tires and hit a few mailboxes that other time, and who knows if he was high in the rollover since he got the celebrity “no alcohol or blood test.” treatment.

    In just ONE of the accidents, the toxicology report issued from the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office, said Woods had hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin (known on the street as OXY); hydromorphone, a painkiller known as Dilaudid; alprazolam (known on the street as morphine) , a mood and sleep drug known as Xanax; zolpidem, a sleep drug known as Ambien; and delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system.

    Then he goes to a drug rehab clinic and is cured IN A WEEK! Excellent.

    Come on folks. He had/has a drug problem.
    Too bad sponsors and the golf media never held him accountable for it. He’d be healthier, and probably still playing today.
    However, what is they say about the golden goose?

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