Much maligned golf legend Tiger Woods may be returning to the game in as little as two weeks, according to media reports. Woods recently hired former presidential advisor Ari Fleischer to help him work on his ‘image’ and reportedly plans to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational later this month.
According to the New York Post, several sources are reporting Tiger Woods is hoping to take part in the Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando. Arnold Palmer himself hasÂ allegedly told confidants that Woods will be playing in the tournament.
Former George W. Bush advisor Ari Fleischer will allegedly help to smooth the path for Woods’ return to golf. “They were in his living room this week going over a strategy for how to handle Bay Hill in two weeks,” an unidentified source told the New York Post. Fleischer notably helped baseball player Mark McGwire to rebuild his image after he was busted for using steroids.
It’s possible Tiger Woods might actually plan his debut a few days earlier than the Palmer Invitational. The March 22-23 Tavistock Cup takes place at Woods’ home golf course of Isleworth in Florida, but has a lower profile than the Invitational. That could prove to Woods’ benefit in easing back into the sport he’s been absent from for so long.
Whenever Woods does return to the golf world for the first time, we’re sure it will be a virtual media circus. No doubt one of the things the press will be hounding over is whether or not Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, shows up to root on her husband – and whether or not that wedding ring is finally back on her finger if she does.
Tiger Woods‘ wife Elin Nordegren is reportedly ready to move back in with her cheating husband after three months of living apart. Elin Nordegren allegedly moved out of the family home after she discovered evidence of Woods’ affairs with various mistresses. Woods has spent much of the separation period at a sexual addiction rehab clinic in Mississippi.
Although Elin Nordegren is still not wearing her wedding ring in the most recent photos taken of her, RadarOnline.com reports she is considering moving back in with her husband soon. Nordegren allegedly moved out after confronting Woods with evidence of his affair with alleged mistress Rachel Utichel in a domestic dispute that ended up with the golfer crashing his SUV into a tree on Thanksgiving Day.
Elin Nordegren visited Tiger Woods while he was undergoing rehab therapy and the two have reportedly been spending quality time together with their two children in the past few weeks.
Nordegren has reportedly been living in a rental house about a mile away from the couple’s home in Florida. According to RadarOnline.com, Woods and Nordegren were seen hugging in the backyard of their home on Wednesday and the golfer is eager for his wife to move back in as soon as possible.
Personally, we don’t think any amount of therapy or any number of apologies would be enough to make us shack up again with a man who admitted he felt “entitled” to sleep with every porn star, hooker and cocktail waitress he could get his hands on. Especially not when we could probably take him for enough cash in a divorce settlement to live like a queen for the rest of our existence.Â
Tiger Woods is reportedly back at home after a long stint at a sexual addiction rehab clinic and warming up for a return to the sport that made him a household name. The beleaguered golfer was spotted whacking balls at the Isleworth golf range near his Orlando home over the weekend.
Tiger Woods has not yet announced when exactly he’ll be returning to the game, but sports analysts anticipate he will likely rejoin the PGA tour soon. “I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that day will be,” Woods said during his ‘apology’ speech at a press conference on Feb. 19. “I don’t rule out that it will be this year.”
Some speculate Woods may attend the Arnold Palmer Invitational and it’s a good bet that if he does plan on golfing again this year, he’ll at least play in The Masters. Woods hasn’t missed a Masters since 1995.
Personally, we think it would be good for Tiger Woods to get back to golfing as soon as possible. Sure, they’ll be another round of media insanity the minute he returns to the game, but why not go ahead and get it over with?
Sports fans have shown their loyalty to their favorite players under far more scandalous circumstances. And once the fans get back on board with Woods, so will the sponsors – no matter how many mistresses keep selling their stories to the tabloids.
Tiger Woods may have finally apologized publicly for the sex scandal that has rocked his marriage and his career, but at least one of his sponsors apparently thought his ‘heartfelt’ speech to the world was bad for his image. On the heels of Tiger Woods’ much publicized press statement, Gatorade has decided to dump the golf legend as an endorser of the company’s product.
Tiger Woods has previously been hit with the loss of sponsorship deals from Accenture, Tag-Heur and Gillete since the news of his various mistresses hit the press. Now Gatorade has apparently finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and dump Woods as a representative of their sports drink. Why now? Well, we can only guess that Gatorade thought Tiger Woods’ apology speech was as lame as we thought it was.
Gatorade may think Tiger Woods is no longer worthy of their support, but apparently the President of the United States allegedly doesn’t share their sentiments.
According to GolfDigest.com, President Barack Obama personally called the golf icon at his sexual addiction rehab clinic, as did former President Bill Clinton. Well, we don’t know what Obama was thinking if he did indeed call, but we guess Bill Clinton at least had some good advice to give about how to rebuild your public image after getting caught with your pants down.
* Update: Politico.com reports White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says Obama did not call Tiger Woods, despite the mass volume of reports that he did. GolfDigest.com, meanwhile, has removed the quote saying Obama called Woods.We smell something fishy going on there…
Tiger Woods apologized to his wife, family, friends and fans in a public statement issued during a press conference Friday morning. Woods admitted he had multiple affairs and said he would be undergoing “more treatment and more therapy” to deal with his issues. Considering the enormous hype leading up to the press conference, Tiger Woods’ public statement was rather anticlimactic.
“I want to say to each of you simply and directly: I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible, selfish behavior,” Tiger Woods said in his public statement at the TPC Sawgrass golf course in Florida. “I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife Elin and to my children. And while I have always tried to be a private person, there are some things I want to say.”
“Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior,” Woods said of his relationship with his wife. “My real apology will not come in the form of words, but my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. What we say to each other will remain between the two of us.”
“The issue involved here was my repeated irresponsible behavior,” Woods said. “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable â€“ and I am the only person to blame… I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didnâ€™t apply… I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me.”
Tiger Woods did not reveal any new information during the press conference, although he did confirm he spent a month in rehab at a sexual addiction clinic undergoing therapy. Woods said he plans to undergo “more therapy and more treatment” to deal with his issues.
Woods did not take any questions from the press and said any discussion of his affairs was strictly between him and his wife, Elin Nordegren. WoodsÂ expressedÂ anger toward the media for hounding his family and accused someÂ tabloids of making up storiesÂ about him and his wife. In specific, Woods said Elin Nordegren did not hit him on the night of his bizarre Thanksgiving crash and there had never been any instances of domestic violence between them.
While he does “plan to return to golf one day,” Woods said he does not know when that will be, although he did not rule out a return later this year.
Tiger Woods will be speaking out for the first time since his freakish Thanksgiving car crash on Friday. Woods will not, however, be answering any questions from the press. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, says the press event is part of the golfer’s “process of making amends” to his fans.
â€œWhile Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife [Elin Nordegren], he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him,â€ Mark Steinberg said in a press statement on Wednesday. â€œHe also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends and thatâ€™s what heâ€™s going to discuss.â€Â
‘Discuss’ is a relative term here. Tiger Woods will not take any questions from the sparse collection of media approved to attend the event. Only one camera will be allowed in the room while Tiger Woods reads some kind of apology statement and talks about his next move.
The Tiger Woods non-press conference will take place at the Accenture sponsored Match Play Championship in Arizona. We can’t help but note that Accenture was the first sponsor to boot Tiger Woods after his illicit sexual activities with various alleged mistresses first hit the press.
Woods could have come out and said his piece anytime, anywhere and the world would have stopped to listen. So we can only feel it is more than a bit rude that he decided to hog the spotlight during an event sponsored by a company that gave him the boot as their representative over the whole sex scandal thing.
Tiger Woods alleged mistress Joslyn James claims the golf legend got her pregnant twice, according to an interview with Inside Edition. James said sex with Tiger Woods was “never protected” and she ended up preggers twice during their affair.
Porn star Joslyn James claims her first Tiger Woods pregnancy ended in a miscarriage around the same time the golf guru’s wife, Elin Nordegren, gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Sam Alexis. “Actually, the day I was going to tell him, I had a miscarriage,” she said. “After I lost the baby I didn’t want to talk about it,” James told Inside Edition in an interview scheduled to air Monday night.
James claims she decided to have an abortion the second time she became pregnant with Tiger Woods’ child. “I just didn’t want to ruin anything,” James said. 32-year-old James said she feels bad for Elin Nordegren. “She didn’t deserve this, and she didn’t deserve being humiliated.”
Please. If you really felt bad about poor Tiger Woods’ wife, you wouldn’t have slept with a married man in the first place – and you certainly wouldn’t have followed up by spilling your torrid affair story to the highest bidders.