So Tiger has announced on his website that he intends to take an ‘indefinite’ break from Golf. What that could mean for him and the game, no one seems to know. Now, if he had said he was never again going to engage in the kind of off course activities which have brought him to this point, then that would make sense.
Why is he withdrawing from Golf ? The game wasn’t responsible for his problem, he was. As a victim of sex addiction, he was. Not the Tiger we care about – the world’s number one golfer. Golf is important to the restoration of his self esteem. It is not the problem. But it could be a part of the solution.
Golf represents Tiger’s life’s work. And unlike you and I, he is playing for his place in history. And history is being made. Wood’s destiny is being scored in record levels even at the halfway stage of his prime playing career – in the silverware of professional golf’s greatest challenges, The British Open, The US Masters, The US Open & The US PGA — aka The Majors.
This once in a lifetime champion needs to return to work as soon as possible. Sitting around contemplating his sorry navel will be a total waste of his talent and time. Sex therapy to deal with the real cause of his problem is what he needs – now. It is one of the most important decisions he needs to make and act upon.Tiger and his wife are both relatively young. If they accept and understand that Tiger needs urgent treatment for his addiction then something may be salvageable from their marriage and deliver promise for their future.
Sex addiction is the problem. Admittance that a sex addiction exists is the first step. Immediate professional treatment is the solution. Delaying his return to the game he loves and which defines him, is totally unnecessary.
Let us hope that Tiger sees it this way,