A friend of mine asked, “Why does Tiger Woods continue?” There have been injuries and incidents, which in recent years have grabbed as much attention as his grand slam wins did a decade or so ago.
One can only assume he has enough money to retire. Earlier this year it was reported that Woods’ earnings, both on-course and in endorsements, topped the $1.4 billion mark.
Fame and fortune has its highs and lows.
Seven years ago the pressure of Tiger’s indiscretions was so intense he had to make a humbling public apology. Earlier this year there was the much-watched video of an impaired Tiger Woods behind the wheel of an automobile in Florida.
So why wouldn’t he walk away? We will never know. We can only guess.
Woods was two years old when he made a 1978 visit to the Mike Douglas Show to show off his golf skills. He was five when he made an appearance on a show called “That’s Incredible” with host Fran Tarkenton.
Golf has given Tiger Woods everything, and it’s all he’s ever known.