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Tiger Woods Needs to Get Right With God
The Christian Diarist ^ | May 5, 2012 | JP

Posted on 05/05/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Tiger Woods failed to make the cut yesterday at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. – the second straight year he has done so.

It is the first time in his otherwise illustrious pro career he has missed the cut at the same event more than once.

Tiger attributed his failure to make the weekend in Charlotte to swing changes he has been working on with his coach Sean Foley.

But I don’t think it has anything to do with swing changes. I believe Tiger’s on-the-course struggles – not only this week, but the past two years – have everything to do with his faith life.

Indeed, for much of his golf career, Tiger was blessed on and off the course.

He won 71 times on the PGA Tour from 1996 to 2009, including 14 major championships. He married a loving, supportive woman who bore him two beautiful children. He amassed a net worth of more than $500 million between his golf earnings and commercial endorsements, according Forbes magazine.

Woods believed he did it all on his own. Not once did he give God glory for his extraordinary success.

I think it was no coincidence that God came calling on the prideful golfer on Thanksgiving Day 2009. First there was Tiger’s car accident. Then public exposure of his secret sin. Then his stunning fall from grace.

Tiger thought he could put it all behind with his February 2010 apology, which was broadcast live on national television.

“I am deeply sorry,” he said, “for my irresponsible and selfish behavior.” And he promised “to be a better man.”

Part of following that path, Tiger added, was returning to Buddhism, which his Thai mother taught him at a young age, but from which he had drifted in his adult life.

But Tiger has found no redemption in Buddhism. Because the redemption he longs for comes only from the one true God, not false deities like Buddha (or Vishnu or Ra or any other).

Until Tiger recognizes that, until he asks God’s forgiveness for his sins, until he acknowledges that every good and perfect gift with which we has been blessed comes from the Almighty, the fallen golfer will remain a lost soul – on and off the course.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; buddhism; faith; golf; religiousbigotry; tigerwoods
I'm still a Tiger fan, but I think he needs to truly humble himself to the Lord.
1 posted on 05/05/2012 1:11:23 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: humblegunner

Uh, sir...?


2 posted on 05/05/2012 1:13:33 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

If only Tiger had sung God’s praise, he would have qualified for the cup. Sounds logical.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by sagar
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To: decal; CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I think he needs to truly humble himself to the Lord.

There can be only one.

4 posted on 05/05/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Methinks he needs to quit changing his swing. God has nothing to do with it.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 1:21:16 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Who doesn’t??

Im sure as soon as he does though he will be back at the top of the leader board in no time....


6 posted on 05/05/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I'm still a Tiger fan,

I am too and I agonize over his falling. You mention faith, and I will accept that, but I believe there is nothing else in his "core" that is keeping him together in his life.

He was most successful while his father was alive, when his coach was Butch Harmon and his caddy Williams. They're all gone now, as is his wife (but I'm not putting her into the equation since no one knows what kind of a relationship they had.

My advice to Tiger is, make amends with your old coach and caddy and try to start over from where you left off..no one can argue that it was a winning combination when they were all together.

And work on your personal life.........

7 posted on 05/05/2012 1:22:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: sagar

“If only Tiger had sung God’s praise, he would have qualified for the cup. Sounds logical.”

And how do we explain his March win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational?


8 posted on 05/05/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Does God love Tiger? Will He help him swing?


9 posted on 05/05/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

He’s way too full of himself to get it right.

Maybe Buddha can help him lol.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 1:30:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You and people like you are the reason many have left this site.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 1:33:45 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Who are you to cast judgement upon another as to his faith/beliefs?


12 posted on 05/05/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I’ve been saying for a long time now...Tiger will never win another major. He may win a tournament but not a major. I know he is young and things do change but he has got to get his head right and completely back into the game. I just don’t think he has the ‘stuff’ to do that.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 1:44:06 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Tiger has all the charm of a DMV employee.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

HARTMAN

What the hell is the matter with you anyway?

I’ll bet you if there was some pussy at the 18th hole you could hack it!

Couldn’t you?!

WOODS

Sir, yes, sir!


15 posted on 05/05/2012 1:57:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (It's the Mitt Romney Show! Howdy doody, boys & girls. Well .... it's vomit-swallowin' time again!)
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To: Hot Tabasco; humblegunner; decal

Norm MacDonald (who got booted from SNL for being their only Republican) has a great standup routine for Woods:

“Well, won another cup. Fans are cheering wildly. I wonder what I should do? I know! I’ll go back to my room! Maybe I’ll order room service. Hello, room service? I’d like a chicken salad sandwich. What’s that? No, I DON’T want a b-— job to end all b-—jobs. I just want a chicken salad sandwich. And can I get an eighth of a pickle with that? Thanks!”


16 posted on 05/05/2012 1:59:40 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The link between holiness and worldly success/failure cannot be deciphered by man. A Catholic like me would detect a Calvinist strain in your thesis, CD. Many a mobster died in bed in a mansion at a ripe old age surrounded by adoring family.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 2:03:32 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

“What God has giveth, He shall taketh.”


18 posted on 05/05/2012 2:03:39 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

He’s still throwing clubs. What a jerk.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 2:08:25 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: BillyBonebrake
Tiger has all the charm of a DMV employee.

Is he the only one on the tour with that characteristic or the only one who gets the camera?

20 posted on 05/05/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

You may be correct.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Buddha isn’t a god, and it’s not really comparable with gods or God worship. As such, the comparison should be with golf, in that, since only God can make him a good golfer, he should stop golfing and pray to God.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 2:52:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

He is a malignant narcissist.

http://listverse.com/2011/12/21/10-terrible-scrooges/


23 posted on 05/05/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

So why aren’t you winning majors?


24 posted on 05/05/2012 3:23:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: humblegunner

“Back in 1994, the man set a record that is likely to stand forever. Playing his first round of golf on a regulation, PGA-style, 18-hole course, Kim Jong Il scored 11 holes-in-one while he carded a stunning 38 UNDER par.”

I guess that’s because Kim was such a good Christian.


25 posted on 05/05/2012 3:30:16 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tumblindice
I’ll bet you if there was some pussy at the 18th hole you could hack it!

Spoken like a 12-year-old.

26 posted on 05/05/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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