- Tiger Woods quits golf, reevaluates life
- He reforges a friendship with his ex-wife
- He’ll be coming clean to his kids about past mistakes when they’re of age
While Tiger Woods has made quite a reputation about being duplicitous, the potential end of his career has changed a few things about him. Fences have been more than mended between him and ex-wife Elin and he’s a much more sober, contemplative man than he’s ever been before. His ordeals have also made an honest man of him, as this rather courageous decision shows. When his children come of age, he’ll be telling them exactly why he and Elin aren’t together anymore, the good, the bad and the ugly.
“I want it to come from me so that when they come of age, I’ll tell them the real story.”
He’s already given daughter Sam, eight, and son Charlie, six, an abbreviated version of his sordid past.
“I’ve taken the initiative with the kids and told them up front, ‘guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof is that daddy made some mistakes.'”
His candor will have the added benefit of securing damage control. No one wants to hear all about their family skeletons from their friends, do they?
“I just want them to understand before they get to internet age, and they log on to something or have their friends tell them something.”
Well-played, Tiger. Now, if he could change anything about the past, what would it be?
“It would be to have a more open, honest relationship with my ex-wife. Having the relationship I have now with her is fantastic. She’s one of my best friends. We’re able to pick up the phone and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then.”
The close of Tiger Wood’s career may come as a blow to the man himself and the fans who’ve watched him grow all these years. But it certainly doesn’t signify that it can’t birth some new beginnings.
All the best, Tiger.