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Tiger Woods Turns To The New Age, James Arthur Ray’s Sweat Lodge On Standby

by | 12th, December 2009

elintigerwoodsTIGER Woods has been writing on his website. In “Tiger Woods taking hiatus from golf By Tiger Woods”, Tiger Woods says:

I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.

Specific: “Transgressions” are now infidelity. There is shift in language and tone. Not yet the tabloidese of “shagging” but he’s getting there. After Jaimee Grubbs’ “process” with Woods, we read on:

I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I’ve done, but I want to do my best to try.

Forgiveness from whom? Only his wife has been betrayed. Unless he’s making a direct appeal to God, one of the few institutions he hasn’t yet endorsed (see Tiger’s new adverts here)?

I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding.

Understanding from fans like:

“Tiger isn’t what we thought he was. And it is a HUGE disappointment. So instead of letting this chat room go on and on and on about what a hero or jerk he is, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, Tiger, shut it down until you return to golf.”


“On your own website, people are just ripping you to shreds. Yeah, you totally deserve it, but not on your own website!”

Back to Tiger Woods:

What’s most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.

It’s the New Age Tiger. He wants privacy. He wants a “safe haven” – from what, women? And above all he need “personal healing”. How quickly the brought down American hero turns to psychobabble. Crank the sweat lodge up to ‘Fiery Hell’, Mr James Arthur Ray, Tiger’s coming in for a purge…

After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.

Blame the golf. Golf is a magnet for women. It’s why they are banned from so many clubs. Golfers can only meet women if they are a) an au pair at another golfer’s house; or b) a waitress.

Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period.

Compassion and concern… Again it’s the language of the Church. And her wants privacy – this from the man who traded on his shiny image. While Tiger Woods take a hiatus from the world that disappoints him, the world will fill in the gaps…

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