There Is an Essay by Tiger Woods in Newsweek

by Liz Colville

You (and I) may need a little less coffee today! Tiger Woods has a new essay in Newsweek called “How I’ve Redefined Victory” (so advertorial, so humble!) As you may recall, it’s been about a year since the Whole Thing went down. Since then, there have been gross Vanity Fair stories, a divorce, a jewelry auction, a rather perfect story from the now ex-wife in People, and now this. I don’t know anything about golf so you’re on your own for that part of the story. But let’s hop on this ride, which is barely 1,000 words.

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

BOLD! Boldly melodramatic. Later:

At first, I didn’t want to look inward. Frankly, I was scared of what I would find — what I had become. But I’m grateful that I did examine my life because it has made me more grounded than I’ve ever been; I hope that with reflection will come wisdom.

Decent. More troubling:

Golf is a self-centered game, in ways good and bad. So much depends on one’s own abilities. But for me, that self-reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself.

Tackle the world. I get it.

It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible. Now I know that, no matter how tough or strong we are, we all need to rely on others.

But dearest, you did rely on others! So many others! There is some kind of nice stuff about his kids that I will just conveniently skip over.

When I first came back to golf this spring, after taking a necessary break, I was worried about how fans would treat me. But they’ve been kinder and more supportive than I ever imagined possible.

Damn fools!

Unfortunately, opportunists are trying still to cash in on my troubles, no matter how irresponsible or ridiculous their claims may be.

Wellllll, being that the things that happened were ridiculous…OK readers, take it from here.

Photo by John Epler via Wikipedia