In the year of the sporting related extra-marital affairs John Terry and Ashley Cole can learn a lot from the master!
Tiger Woods will make his much-anticipated return to competitive golf at the Masters, starting on 8 April.
The world number one’s last tournament appearance was on 15 November – when he won the Australian Masters.
Less than a fortnight later he crashed his car outside his Florida home, an incident that led to revelations about his private life and a break from golf.
“As a professional, I think Augusta’s where I need to be, even though it’s a while since I last played,” he said.
Following the storm of publicity about his personal conduct at the end of last year, Woods made his first public appearance in February to apologise for his actions.
The 34-year-old revealed he had been having ongoing therapy for his extra-marital affairs, but added he did not yet know when he would be ready to return to competitive golf.
There had been suggestions he could make a comeback at either the Tavistock Cup tournament in Florida on 22/23 March or the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which starts on 25 March, but instead he has announced it will be at the Masters, the year’s first major.
Woods has won four times at Augusta National, including the first of his 14 major titles in 1997 when he won by a record 12 shots as a 21-year-old to become the first black player to win a major.
“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy and I am continuing my treatment,” Woods added. (BBC Sport)
Clearly this is not a football story but still big enough news for everyone to be interested in. 2010 has been the summer of sports related affairs and whilst John Terry and Ashley Cole have made headlines in the UK, Mr Woods shenanigans have been legendary and newsworthy across the globe.
Its good to see Tiger is getting ‘therapy’ to help him through his insatiable appetite for one night stands with unsavory types who frankly look ugly. No doubt he will return to Golfing action where he left off and the television audience for The Masters will probably now go through the roof.
Oh and yes it appears his wife is going to take him back, which is of course a remarkably stupid thing to do.