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Flag Jeanninehunter March 16, 2010 12:36 PM EDT

Tiger Woods said Tuesday he planned to end his four-month hiatus from golf by returning to the Masters in April, the Associated Press reported.


"The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement posted on his Web site. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."


"Woods has not competed since Nov. 15 when he won the Australian Masters for his 82nd victory worldwide. Twelve days later, he crashed his car into a tree outside his Florida home, setting off shocking revelations that he had been cheating on his wife," AP reported.


The 34-year-old athlete acknowledges that as he renews focus on his career, he also plans to work on his personal life and to maintain treatment, which he received since the crash. Transcript from his Feb. 19 public statement


“We support Tiger’s decision to return to competitive golf beginning at this year’s Masters Tournament," Billy Payne, chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, said in a statement. "Additionally, we support and encourage his stated commitment to continue the significant work required to rebuild his personal and professional life.”


Too soon? Doesn't matter?

Flag Christianlib March 16, 2010 1:04 PM EDT

It's not like pro golf, or a pro athlete's private/public life is really significant to anything important in the world.


 


It's all part of the modern American version of "Bread and Circuses."

Flag REteach March 16, 2010 2:14 PM EDT

The only person other than Tiger who has a legitimate opinion on this topic is his wife.  

Flag IreneAdler March 16, 2010 2:49 PM EDT

Wait a minute. 


 


Tiger Woods was away from golf for awhile???


 


Who knew?


 


 


Irene.


 


Sarcasm off/

Flag Christianlib March 16, 2010 3:15 PM EDT

Mar 16, 2010 -- 2:14PM, REteach wrote:


The only person other than Tiger who has a legitimate opinion on this topic is his wife.  




 


Too true.

Flag mountain_man March 16, 2010 5:49 PM EDT

Mar 16, 2010 -- 2:14PM, REteach wrote:

The only person other than Tiger who has a legitimate opinion on this topic is his wife. 



Ditto.......

Flag Marcion March 16, 2010 6:00 PM EDT

If we can allow a sociopath dog killer like Michael Vick back into the NFL. we can certainly welcome Tiger back to pro golf.


After all, Tiger just did what many men in his position do. First the money and fame, then the Bimbos.

Flag rangerken March 16, 2010 10:22 PM EDT

I'm not a golfer...played decades ago... decided the game wasn't or me... and watching it is like watching paint dry, so first of all I don't care.


Second, I don't give the slightest damn about what 'celebreties' do unless it physically hurts someone else, including when the someone else's are dogs, or breaks a serious law (and being unfaithful, while in my opinion reprehensible, doesn't rise to that level).


Third, How Woods and his wife work this out is and should be entiely up to them. If it was my wife I'd be in hiding because Mary Clare handles a 9mm quite well! (Works both ways by the way)


Fourth, this is one off the best examples of two cliches... tempest in a teapot, and mountain out of a molehill that has come along in a long time.


Fifth, why the hell does anyone care?


Ken

Flag Mlyons619 March 17, 2010 12:47 AM EDT

The World IS ending!!!!!


I find myself in agreement with mountain_man again - and on the same day too!!!!


Tongue out

Flag arielg March 17, 2010 10:06 AM EDT

Who the hell cares whether he starts playing golf again?

Flag rocketjsquirell March 17, 2010 10:23 AM EDT

I never understood why he stopped. Really, I do not care about Tiger Woods. His infidelities are not my business. It is something he and his family needs to deal with, should they choose to do so.

Flag rabello March 17, 2010 12:41 PM EDT

The golf "masters" need Tiger Woods more than Tiger Woods needs golf.   Ratings for their games are minimal if he's not playing.  Win-win situation for our nation's role model.

Flag arielg March 17, 2010 1:21 PM EDT

Mar 17, 2010 -- 12:41PM, rabello wrote:


The golf "masters" need Tiger Woods more than Tiger Woods needs golf.   Ratings for their games are minimal if he's not playing.  Win-win situation for our nation's role model.




That is exactly what is going on.

Flag Erey March 17, 2010 1:59 PM EDT

I suppose now is as good a time as any.  If he were my personal friend (he isn't), I would recomend he return to professional golf after he has invested the time needed to heal his personal life.  To make his personal life a priority for awhile.


 


He might have all that well in hand and be ready to push forward a healthier man at this point. 

Flag Merope March 24, 2010 11:51 AM EDT

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