I think history judges people differently... he will be remembered for his greatness but his deep flaws. That's why he is so interesting. He was interesting before the scandal! I have always liked and admired Tiger however I can't say what he did was ok! But in this life people explore all elements of the human transformation.
We don't know how this will end. If it ends badly (hope not) this generation might scoff at him, but the next generation and others will look at him differently. He still has a hall of fame career.. you can't take that away from someone!
There is a great deception that everyone thinks the same!
He is most unpopular and his reputation is ruined. He can't go back. He must move forward.In the end this is a game/sport for our viewing pleasure.... most of the athletes that stand proud on billboards and commercials sold something along the way....Therefore they all are flawed!
Tiger will be remembered for his success on the golf course,first. But his infidelities will always be in the "undercurrent". That's true in all cases where famous athletes, politicians, or artists have some "blight" on their resumes. In the end it won't deter from the fact that Tiger is the greatest golfer of our time, but..........(his injuries and infidelities would be mentioned here they will never go completely away). It's sad, but true!
If Tiger comes back and wins on the tour again then his affairs will be a blip in the road. If he continues to struggle and have injury problems, then he will be remembered as a golfer who had it all and threw it all away.
The key here is that Tiger has to come back and win. He has to win at least 1 or 2 this year and then like 4 or 5 times next year to erase the last two years of damage.
Yes, Tiger shut it down and get healthy, this year will be the first time you get to be home for Sam's Birthday!! You don't have to tell anyone anything, because they 'll twist it around anyway, so why bother!
Remember... " those who matter don't mind and those who mind DON'T matter!!!!!"
GO TIGER, get healthy. then come back ond KICK BUTTS, your fans LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE IN YOU!!
His injuries are a given. He'll struggle if he doesn't take care of them. Do we care about his short-term legacy? Or do we care about what's best for Tiger?
If he takes care of himself, he will surely win again and beat Jack, which seems to be so important to him. If that's what HE wants, then that's what I want, too.