The first reason is purely self serving. The name “Tiger Woods” is currently the number one Google term out there. That being the case, I’m trying to generate some more hits for my lowly blog.
The second reason: something I’ve said about sports figures of his stature before. I don’t know if the affairs are real or not, but who is there in Tiger’s life that is willing to tell him “no.” That is problem with great people. They surround themselves with those who will let them have what they want. The rest of us have to live (thankfully) in a world that holds us accountable. But who will do that for this poor man? Would you? If he were your friend, would you be willing to risk that friendship by telling him that his lifestyle is egregious towards God and Tiger’s wife?
Granted, his wife is telling him these things. But it took her getting to the point of violence in order for it happen. I know, there isn’t quite the proof we need to prove she was going to become violent with the man. Just let me ask you this. If you see your spouse run their truck into a tree, do you stop and grab a 7-iron on the way out the door? Nope! Most grab a cell phone. I’m thinking she had the 7-iron already in hand and was chasing him for his alleged crimes, which in her world, are not alleged at all! (My wife says: “she was only going to use a 7-iron?”).
The point is that Tiger, Roger Clemens, Jordan, etc., all need people in their lives to say “no.” Otherwise, they end up like another famous man no one said “no” to: Michael Jackson.
We truly are blessed not to “free” to live as we want. Our sports heroes are examples who live supposedly free, and this is what it gets them. Sin is never free. It ALWAYS comes at a cost. Tiger, no matter how good he is on the golf course, is still a sinner and in need of a Savior. His Buddhism will never save him from his sins, or the death that awaits him.