For the first time since his all too publicized divorce from Elin Nordegren, Tiger seems to be ready to tell all. In a piece he personally penned for Newsweek, Woods talks of the mistakes he made along the way, his past infidelities to his wife, hurting people he ‘loved most,’ and his willingness to accept responsibility.
Woods admits that due to his successes in golf, being #1 for such a long stretch, he felt invincible. He writes, “That self-reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself. It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible”.
The divorce was finalized on August 23 of this year where it is reported that Woods coughed up $110 million in the settlement. He admits that he made some grave errors and it is up to him to take steps to change, change that will come about with ‘time and effort’.
This week was a first in another area of Woods’ life as well. According to a friend who was present, Tiger tweeted “What’s up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!” And then went on to tweet, “Yep, it’s me. I think I like this twitter thing. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the love.”
For the first year since his rise to fame, Woods has gone without a win, and also lost his number one ranking to Lee Westwood. However, all is not lost. Tiger’s next tournament, and last of 2010 is to be the Chevron World Challenge, giving him one more chance for a win in 2010.