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Tiger Woods: How Iíve Redefined Victory
Newsweek ^ | November 18, 2010 | Tiger Woods

Posted on 11/18/2010 5:18:40 AM PST by ejdrapes

Tiger Woods: How I’ve Redefined Victory

Last November, everything I thought I knew about myself changed abruptly, and what others perceived about me shifted, too. I had been conducting my personal life in an artificial way—as if detached from the values my upbringing had taught, and that I should have embraced.

The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling; it has been far more difficult to ease—and to understand. But this much is obvious now: my life was out of balance, and my priorities were out of order. I made terrible choices and repeated mistakes. I hurt the people whom I loved the most. And even beyond accepting the consequences and responsibility, there is the ongoing struggle to learn from my failings.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arrogance; chat; tigerwoods
Looks like Woods is on the rehab trail again. Not sure I agree with him blaming golf for his infidelities. There are plenty of pro golfers out there in happy, stable marriages raising families who didn't feel the need to bang porn stars. But then they probably weren't surrounded by sychophants telling them how great they were every day of the week.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:18:41 AM PST by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes
Yeh...Yeh...Yeh....Blah...Blah...Blah....

We know...the devil made you do it...

Just go away!!

2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:22:06 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ejdrapes
Shut up and golf.
3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:22:41 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: ejdrapes

Golf’s tan man sounds remarkably like our tan president. Both would find silence golden.


4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:23:23 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: ejdrapes

“The physical pain from that car accident has long healed.”

...car accident?!!....hell, his wife laid into him with a 9 iron.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 5:23:25 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: ejdrapes

Give Tiger a break, Obama is screwing the whole country!
:)


6 posted on 11/18/2010 5:23:42 AM PST by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: ejdrapes

You redefine victory as not making cuts?


7 posted on 11/18/2010 5:25:32 AM PST by doodad
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To: ejdrapes
There are plenty of pro golfers out there in happy, stable marriages raising families who didn't feel the need to bang porn stars.
A lot fewer than you think. Professional athletes are notoriously unfaithful. Travel, money, adoration form an intoxicating cocktail.
8 posted on 11/18/2010 5:26:20 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: ejdrapes

Just curious as to why he is doing this now.....


9 posted on 11/18/2010 5:27:52 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ejdrapes

Just ick.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 5:28:22 AM PST by maggief
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To: ejdrapes

From Newsweek? Or is it now The Daily Beast? Or is there any difference?


11 posted on 11/18/2010 5:29:13 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: ejdrapes
With these ‘celebs’, it always ends up being a ‘more money than brains’ situation.

You could hand me a tiny fraction of that kind of $$$ and I wouldn't go off the rails.

What's with these people?

12 posted on 11/18/2010 5:30:18 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Rummyfan

Nike may be bringing out a new line of merchandise. Don’t worry, the same jock-sniffers Nike and IMG bought before are still on the beat, so we’ll see plenty of positive Tiger news.


13 posted on 11/18/2010 5:30:44 AM PST by steve8714 (Never again should free men be asked to fight for those without the courage to turn them loose.)
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To: ejdrapes

Good for him. It sounds like he’s discovered humility, not a bad thing for anyone. I wish our dear leader would take a lesson.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 5:40:21 AM PST by madmominct
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To: ejdrapes

He is losing on the Golf Course just like he is losing in the bedroom. The only thing he can get now is a blow up doll, and even they are asking for him to sign a prenuptial agreement before performing any type of sex act.


15 posted on 11/18/2010 5:42:05 AM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: ejdrapes

biggies on the tour now and in the past ain’t all faithful husbands just like other pro athletes that travel a lot and away from home cooking

But before the TV spotlight with all the endorsements etc etc —it was not a big deal and the press ignored it

But when you create an image to sell yourself it is a two edged sword especially in today’s high profile world


16 posted on 11/18/2010 5:42:16 AM PST by uncbob
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To: libs_kma

Ha! I was wondering how long it would take for the who cares post to show up. :)


17 posted on 11/18/2010 5:43:30 AM PST by ejdrapes (Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan for 2012)
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To: ejdrapes

“How *I’ve* Redefined Victory”. Wow. He’s quite a guy, isn’t he?


18 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:00 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: madmominct
It sounds like he’s discovered humility,

It sounds more like he's channeling Buddha.
19 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:23 AM PST by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Just go away!!

HEAR, HEAR!!!!

20 posted on 11/18/2010 5:46:15 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: steve8714

Yeah based on past history with Woods we know everything is for PR purposes. This time is no different I’m sure.


21 posted on 11/18/2010 5:47:05 AM PST by ejdrapes (Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan for 2012)
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To: ejdrapes

In my best Rhett Butler Imitation:

Quite frankly my son, I don’t give a damn.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 5:47:17 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: ejdrapes

” It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible. “

Sounds to me like what he is saying is the only thing he really regrets is getting caught.

Typical of our day & age. No absolutes, what is right is what you want.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 5:48:11 AM PST by slorunner
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To: ejdrapes
"The physical pain from that car accident has long healed."

Car accident??


24 posted on 11/18/2010 5:48:16 AM PST by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: ejdrapes
"The physical pain from that car accident has long healed."

Car accident??


25 posted on 11/18/2010 5:48:27 AM PST by lunarville (Common sense ain't so common anymore...)
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To: abb
Have you been to their website?
26 posted on 11/18/2010 5:49:31 AM PST by ejdrapes (Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan for 2012)
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To: ejdrapes

"Just call me 'Victery'."

27 posted on 11/18/2010 5:51:36 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: slorunner

He never sounds believable to me. There’s always something in his words that make me feel as though he’s not sincere. That it’s all for image purposes. Like posting on twitter. I just can’t see Tiger enjoying posting on twitter.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 5:52:34 AM PST by ejdrapes (Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan for 2012)
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To: ejdrapes

Talk is cheap, especially at the Newsweek website. Tiger’s a proven liar, and he’s going to have to show he’s changed for the better rather than just say it.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 5:53:46 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: ejdrapes

Outstanding article and sincere contrition.


30 posted on 11/18/2010 5:54:49 AM PST by Bamanot
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To: kittymyrib
Golf’s tan man sounds remarkably like our tan president. Both would find silence golden.

Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver.

31 posted on 11/18/2010 5:56:41 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: ejdrapes

I’ll read Howie Kurtz’ stuff every once in a while, but that’s about it.


32 posted on 11/18/2010 6:09:13 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Rummyfan
Just curious as to why he is doing this now.....

Looks to me like a message to his ex-wife.

Anyone who compares Tiger to Obama hasn't a clue.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 11/18/2010 6:14:20 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Rummyfan
Just curious as to why he is doing this now.....

It's part of his new 'contract'.

34 posted on 11/18/2010 6:57:42 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ejdrapes

I’ve Redefined Victory

Didn’t know Tiger was a Democrst...


35 posted on 11/18/2010 7:14:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: doodad

“You redefine victory as not making cuts?”

Indeed. Tiger is redefining victory as losing. That’s a whole hell of a lot easier than actually winning. Tiger’s, now just one more loser defining himself as a winner.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 8:06:01 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: ejdrapes

I saw that on a t-shirt months ago and the right time hasn’t come up to dust it off and use it until now :)


37 posted on 11/18/2010 8:08:45 AM PST by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: hondact200
The only thing he can get now is a blow up doll

Manhattan has some mega beautiful women on the prowl for famous rich men. That's why rich men move there as Tiger Woods recently did. He's probably moved on from flings with white trash, but he is never going to get back all that he once had.

38 posted on 11/18/2010 8:24:48 AM PST by Reeses
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To: ejdrapes

He should buy a vineyard and sell his whine to someone who cares for it..


39 posted on 11/18/2010 9:41:20 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: madmominct
Good for him. It sounds like he’s discovered humility, not a bad thing for anyone. I wish our dear leader would take a lesson.

Sounds like he found a good PR guy! If he really meant what he says (see below) he would give up his golf to spend more time with his kids.

"Giving my son, Charlie, a bath, for example, beats chipping another bucket of balls. Making mac and cheese for him and his sister, Sam, is better than dining in any restaurant. Sharing a laugh watching cartoons or reading a book beats channel-surfing alone. Some nights now, it’s just me and the kids, an experience that’s both trying and rewarding. Probably like the experience a lot of families have every evening around the world."

40 posted on 11/18/2010 9:47:33 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: ejdrapes

*The physical pain from that car accident has long healed. But the pain in my soul is more complex and unsettling*

Give me a break. It was not a “car accident”, your wife clobbered you with an iron.

The “pain in your soul”??? What’s that a euphemism for? His burning passion for pornographic film stars?

Look, just build your 50 million dollar house and live your life. No one cares.


41 posted on 11/18/2010 11:36:29 AM PST by j-damn
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