Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: Tiger’s new start

Tiger Woods has announced that he will leave the professional golf circuit for an indefinite period while he tries to repair the enormous damage he has caused to his wife and family, and to his reputation.

His decision may be welcomed as a late step in the right direction, but Woods — to use a golfing term — is still deep in the bunker which he has created for himself.

Some of his major sponsors are already distancing themselves, and very many of his former admirers are disillusioned and dismayed by his disgraceful behaviour. His only chance of beginning to overcome his enormous handicap is to confess everything publicly, to answer his critics, and try to make a new start.

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