(Through Rose-Coloured Glasses)
Really, why did you make that public announcement: “I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable.”
Well, fine. But we already knew all these. Further, they should be made between you and your wife, and/or the 19 and more ladies involved, nothing to do with us at all. And you made this public speech and said them with your hand over your heart, just like ready to sing the national anthem, or like pounding on your chest, reciting your mea culpa. It is impressive and bold, but a well scripted public performance, none the less . Not actually a confession, but a publicity stunt, the first step necessary for your return to power and previous glory and follow by more lucrative sponsorships.
There is no doubt that you are a great talented golfer, scandal or not, it won’t affect your scores, unless you are deeply deeply sorry and was so emotionally upset that may influence your concentration and sport performance, and need to get it off your chest, but why do that in public? Why this tightly controlled showmanship? From this well orchestrated announcement, we can still see the public image of a control freak, a self-centred, and not really sorry, nor rehabilitated individual. We highly doubt the sincerity of this born-again, AA-ish type of talk. If addiction can be cured so easily, we don’t need a 12 steps program, 1 step is more than enough.
What we, the public really want to know, and wasted the 13-1/2 minutes waiting, is all the juicy details, of how and why you cheated, is there a divorce or not, and what kind of settlement, and how much did this lesson cost you. Hand us the dough, just leave the apology to the appropriate parties involved.