Tiger Woods cheating scandal that almost destroy him

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Tiger Woods known for his greatness in the Golf world but almost crumbled due to his mistakes.

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men’s major championships, and holds numerous golf records.

Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and is one of the most famous athletes in modern history.He is an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Following an outstanding junior, college, and amateur golf career, Woods turned professional in 1996 at the age of 20. By the end of April 1997, he had won three PGA Tour events in addition to his first major, the 1997 Masters, which he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking performance.

He reached number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in June 1997, less than a year after turning pro.

Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, Woods was the dominant force in golf. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 consecutive weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 consecutive weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf’s major championships.

The next decade of Woods’s career was marked by comebacks from personal problems and injuries. He took a self-imposed hiatus from professional golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in an attempt to resolve marital issues with his wife at the time, Elin.

On December 2 2009, following Us Weekly magazine’s previous day reporting of a purported mistress and subsequent release of a voicemail message allegedly left by Woods for the woman, Woods released a further statement. He admitted transgressions and apologized to “all of those who have supported [him] over the years”, while reiterating his and his family’s right to privacy.

Over the next few days, more than a dozen women claimed in various media outlets to have had affairs with Woods.

On December 11, he released a third statement admitting to infidelity and he apologized again. He also announced that he would be taking “an indefinite break from professional golf.”

In the days and months following Woods’s admission of multiple infidelities, several companies re-evaluated their relationships with him. Accenture, AT&T, Gatorade, and General Motors completely ended their sponsorship deals, while Gillette suspended advertising featuring Woods. TAG Heuer dropped Woods from advertising in December 2009 and officially ended their deal when his contract expired in August 2011.

Golf Digest magazine suspended Woods’s monthly column beginning with the February 2010 issue.

On February 19, 2010, Woods gave a televised statement in which he said he went through a 45-day therapy program that began at the end of December. He again apologized for his actions. “I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to,” he said. “I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish.” He said he did not know yet when he would be returning to golf. On March 16, he announced that he would play in the 2010 Masters.

After six years of marriage, Woods and Nordegren divorced on August 23, 2010.

 

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