The world of golf has been postponed like so many other sports but it seems as if ‘golf legend’ Tiger Woods is following through with his normal schedule of training and appearances despite the changes. During this week, which should have started Masters Week, Woods has been seen having dinners and showing off his Green Jacket.
Though he will not have to defend his fifth Green Jacket at Augusta National Golf Club until November, he admits that he was ready and willing. ‘My body was ready to go and I didn’t know why I was acting that way,’ Woods said in an interview with Henni Zuel of GolfTV.
Tiger Woods took it easy for the last half of the previous decade, after a few major controversies almost cost him his career. Though there was a very significant scandal of the Green Jacket holder using performance-enhancing supplements, his personal scandal is the freshest in the minds of fans.
Prior to the news, Woods was married to his wife, Elin Nordegren, from 2004 to 2010. The marriage ended after several women came forward with claims of being his mistresses. The golfer finally admitted that he was unfaithful in February 2010 to his wife and the public.
Sources say the couple is now on better terms and they are focused on the happiness of their children, especially during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. Tiger has a son named Charlie Axel, who is now 11, and his daughter Sam Alexis who is 12.
The Woods kids are spending time with both parents; with Woods in the home he shares with girlfriend Erica Herman in Jupiter Island, Florida and with their mother who is currently with other family members.
On Tuesday, Woods shared a picture-perfect photo opt of himself at home with his two children and Herman on Instagram. ‘Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family,’ Woods wrote.
Though there is no excuse for his behavior, like so many celebrities with a troubling past of scandal, Woods began his career in childhood. He became the youngest U.S. Junior Amateur champion when he was 15 years old, continuing to be the youngest accomplished golfer in many other championships until the age of 20 when he began his professional career.
He’s accumulated records and wins that are incomparable to any other golfer; dominating the game and media. To put it in perspective, Woods has seven consecutive PGA Tour wins, 18 World Golf Championship wins, and six Consecutive USGA titles.
Woods did admit that Charlie and Sam were told about the scandal from their parents, previously stating, ‘I’ve taken the initiative with the kids, and told them upfront, ‘Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes.’
As accomplished as he is, the drama surrounding his marriage lost him many of his sponsorships and his career never recovered even after his public apology. And though golf fans were ready to see the legacy continue on, as Tiger Woods followed into golf after his father before him, it seems that his children live a pretty normal life.