When John Mayer made his recent post-Playboy PGA, Mayer wept onstage, declaring: “I’m done. I just want to play my guitar.” Substitute ‘my golf’ for my guitar and you probably have Tiger’s truest feelings. But will he be able to return to the game he rules?
How did Tiger’s own restrained yet emotional PGA ‘play’? He said ‘all the right things,’ over and over, but how does Tiger ‘rank’ in the All-American PGA (Post-Gotcha Apology) games? After the giant ‘Gotcha’ hit Tiger in November, his seamy sex life revealed to one and all, Tiger wisely went into hiding. Now, he has taken a first cautious step back onto the public stage.
How does he rank compared to the more tearful emotional tack taken by recent PGA’ers like Mayer– who first tried Tweeting his regrets– or Kanye West, who after three televised PGAs has recently taken a ‘time off’ from his career to ‘analyze’ how “I am a celebrity and that’s just something I have to deal with.”
Of course, whining and weeping did not serve Gov. Mark Sanford well when his public emoting over his Argentinian ‘soul mate’ inspired scorn (sometimes creative scorn, as in this YouTube classic, Stimulous Package) and gave new meaning to Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina. Now Sanford is considered political roadkill while his newly-ex wife Jenny Sanford, who kept her cool under fire, is author of a new bestseller, Staying True.
Can Tiger stay true to his game and ‘come back’? Will the hot mess of his personal life interfere with his cool perfection on the putting green? Can he return to the heights of renown after having won our little blog’s own ‘highest honor,’ Disgraced Celebrity of 2009? WDYT?
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