But is it already a case of too little, too late?
Tiger Woods is shifting his focus from winning majors to saving his marriage.
Two weeks after Woods crashed his SUV into a tree outside his Florida home, setting in motion a swift fall that featured reports of rampant extramarital affairs, golf’s biggest star delivered a stunning development of his own. He temporarily is walking away from the game that made him the first $1 billion athlete.
“After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf,” Woods said Friday evening on his Web site. “I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.”
It will be the second straight year that the No. 1 player was on the sidelines.
A year ago, he missed eight months while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. This time, Woods is trying to repair a broken family, knowing this will be a far more difficult comeback.
“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,” Woods said. “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.”
My take: Tiger, it’s time to stop leaving these messages on your website. It comes across as kind of cold and unemotional. At this point, you need to just suck it up and do what many a celebrity in trouble has done to redeem themselves. Book an appearance on Oprah! Then, immediately go from there to Dr. Drew’s “Sex Rehab!”