December 7th, 2009
11:44 AM ET

'SNL' has some fun with Tiger

The Tiger Woods scandal provided plenty of comedic fodder for "Saturday Night Live" this week as the cast mocked Woods’ car crash and affair allegations.

This weekend’s show was hosted by “Gossip Girl” cast-member Blake Lively, who - with her long blonde hair - stepped in as the perfect double in skits involving Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren.

In a skit featuring  a Tiger Woods’ press conference with CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” Lively stood by cast member Kenan Thompson, who played Woods. In the skit Tiger is portrayed as apologizing for his “multiple transgressions,” to which Lively’s Nordegrin looks angry and shocked.

The scene then cut away to a news studio before rejoining an injured Woods holding another press conference outside his Florida home. The supposedly terrified Woods, played by Thompson with his arm in a sling, held up covert signs for camera that were hidden from his wife saying, “I’m scared.”

The skit continued with Lively's Nordegren chasing Woods from the press conference in a rage.

The jabs continued in the “Weekend Update” news report where anchor Seth Meyers referred to Woods’ car accident and said: “Last Friday, Tiger Woods hit a tree and a bunch of ladies fell out.”

The jokes come as women continue to allege that they had affairs with the professional golfer following his admission of “transgressions” last week. The controversy first erupted over the Thanksgiving holiday when Woods sustained injuries in a car accident outside his Florida home.

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  1. amy

    Yup, everyone's perfect, right? And everyone understands the pressures of fame, right? And everyone identifies with a life which demands so much discipline and perfection, right? This is personal and this is human, and not shocking at all.

    December 10, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kim

    I have no idea why we always put Hollywood or the Sports World on a pedastool. They are just like you and me. The people we should be looking up to is the people you see day to day making a difference in your communities. Those are the ones who help without asking for publicity, help without expecting anything in return, and help by giving all that they have just to make a better difference in someone's life. Our society needs to focus on things that matter, and celebrities are nothing special. Most of the are just a joke, ha ha!

    December 9, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. T. G.

    When I first watched that Tiger Woods Skit, I was cracking up, because it was so funny. At the same time, I wish Tiger would come out of hiding and be more aggressive at damage control. The longer he keeps quiet, the more damage these rumors would cause to his image and his family.

    December 9, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. A. Magana

    Next month he'll be yesterday's news. NEXT!!!

    December 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jon, PA

    I have to admit that I'm more that a little confused by Tiger Woods. The man is married to a former Swedish supermodel – how bad could his life possibly be? Moreover, there's nowhere to go from there but down. I'm still boggled by Tiger's actions.

    December 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. G.

    The Cheating Tiger

    Is it just me? Since the news broke about Tiger Woods cheating ways, few have placed any responsibility at the feet of the women who were his accomplices. Tiger wasn’t alone in pulling off the dirty deed. He had some help from some very willing females who knew his celebrity and the fact that he is married with children and no one is going to convince me they didn’t know. Sounds to me like a typical woman wanting to have it both ways, a double standard. Tiger is dead wrong for cheating on his wife – period. However, the women who cheated with him were just as wrong for betraying a fellow woman in the struggle for collective self-respect amongst women the world over. These women could have nailed the Tiger for approaching them knowing he is married to another woman of their sisterhood and told him to get lost. They could have exposed him to the National Inquirer and taught him a lesson for his two timing ways by demanding he go home to his wife and never look their way again. Collectively, they could have decided that it’s wrong to date a married man period and left him standing high and dry. However, we all know they didn’t do any of those things; instead, they were all in on the caper. Who catches all the heat in the end? The man does! It is as if, he has become superman and managed to pull the whole thing off all by himself, which is impossible. I’ve often said, it takes two to tango. The Cheating Tiger needs a dance partner who is willing and able to commit the dirty deed with him and against his wife-who by way is a fellow woman of the sisterhood which all women belong. The Tiger should be ashamed of himself and his cohorts should be ashamed of themselves. I am not going to hold my breath on the later taking place anytime soon.

    December 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gungadine

    Tiger Woods is a total loser!!! I hope his wife divorces him before he gives her a nasty disease, and takes him for half of his billions! Poor kids, to have a selfish, spoiled loser for a dad. "Quote"


    1.) She doesnt have access to half his billions as it stands right now. She has access to 20 million.
    2.) She wont divorce him, because then she gets only 20mil. She will push for renegotiating a larger payout in the prenup, lawyers will respond to this based on Tiger's intended involvement with his children 1st and their mother 2nd. (if he wants to stay with the mother of his children, it will cost dearly). If not, he will ahve joint custody of the children as neither parents are unfit.

    The kids will spend 1/2 of the time with him and his billions, and the other half of the time with the mother and her millions.

    She will have to decide how aggressive to be when renegotiating the prenup. If she overplays her hand, she loses access to the big fortune.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The best critic

    It's not surprising what Tiger did, men with money and power feel entitled to it. It's more surprising when we are shocked at the fallibility of people. One man who might not cheat: Obama. He spends so much time with his family instead of working that he'll probably be ok. However, then people will judge him for the lack of work he accomplished.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pandora

    Unruly member? Just Bobbitt.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Gungadine

    1. Tiger should not have gotten married in the first place
    2. Since he did get married, should not have had extramarital affairs.
    3. Since he had affairs, should not let her redo the prenup
    4. Since he's letting her do the prenup, why not divorce, leave her with nothing, use his billions to fight to take the kids.
    5. If he gets divorced, be a good father to the kids, be the best golfer he can be, and tag 21 year old cocktail waitresses till his dingaling falls off.
    6. Hold onto what sponsorships he can and get a top notch PR person to handle his public persona.

    She married him for his money, now her public embarrassment will be rectified with money. The prenup is about money, the fact that the other women slept with him is because of money, the reason he could sleep with those women is because of money. We all follow this story because of the potential money, loss/gain. This gold digger wife of his gladly accepted his marriage proposal based on money. Let's not confuse love in all of this.

    Heather mills anyone?

    December 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Spiritual War

    He is by not his fault a product of misplaced values. His father taught him the most important thing is sucess for money and establishment.
    America is nothing more than a Cult of trash-ghetto mentalities perpetuated by greedy fat shit sickos. Tow year for everyone to find a GOD. 2012 will not have pity on your souls.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. alexa

    Silly me - I'm adding my two-cents along with my fellow 'bugs in the jar'... but only because of the one thing i find in common with this story.

    when my husband and i stood at the alter and vowed to each other to remain loyal to one another, i 'believed' in that vow. when my husband had sex with other women, my belief in the vow and him was shattered.

    furthermore, because he had sex with other women, and then entered my body and heart fully knowing that he might be poisoning me, and forcing me into a biological relationship with people i would never had touched on my own, he was assaulting me and putting me at risk. when i discovered his extramarital sexual life, i felt assaulted - yes, i was assaulted. i had contracted a disease from him.

    and i wanted to assault back - i wanted to take back from him what he had stolen from me. after many, many years i still feel that stinging revulsion and of being violated.

    the only thing that kept me from 'acting out' my rage was that i don't like the idea of prison, but i was close.

    so this is why so many of us 'bugs in a jar' respond to this story - we share so much of the pain in this sad, sad story. and know that it will effect our children for the rest of their lives as well.

    December 8, 2009 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. aughinea

    Was it confirmed that she hit him or are you all just speculating? If true, I think that's the most constructive topic for public dialogue. The whole professional athlete cheating angle is like printing, "This just in: women sleep with men for money." One has to assume the wives of these athletes know the score.

    December 8, 2009 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. Melissa

    I love how everyone says 'He's only human!'. Yeah because being human gives you a free ticket to act like a scum bag and hurt other people without dealing with the consequences. He screwed up, BIG TIME. And what he did is disgusting. Whether he's a celeb or not, it was WRONG.
    And because of his celebrity status, he can't, and neither should you, expect it to be kept private. He's a public figure, he's a role model, and he did something he shouldn't have. His fans have a right to know the kind of person he really is.

    December 8, 2009 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Greg

    Too bad none of it was even remotely funny. The actor playing Woods was PATHETIC. SNL is a mere shadow of the greatness it once was.

    December 8, 2009 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  16. d gentles

    i agree with u derrick he shouldn't pay a cent she probably only wanted him for his money anyway he aint cute, his money makes him cute! If he never had money she would still be baby sitting trying to be a model. He should give her the original sum of money from the pre-nup the kids are still young employ her as a baby sitter give her the 20 mil pre-arranged and run for his financial life she doesn't deserve any more. She only wanted his money she should leave with her 20 mil after all how many babies she would have to baby sit before she reached such a sum in her lifetime. serve him right what he doing with a baby sitter anyway for someone who has some education couldn't he see shewas a gold digger ready to run at the first sign of trouble if not paid. who dare her to hit him anyway,as alleged. Sorry tiger stick to your own kind at least you know where what to expect.

    December 7, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  17. d gentles

    bwoy aren't we just gettingbent out of shape over one unruly member of the body! Well said Lance Corporal ! men will always cheat! Albeit the double standard of society who would turn their nose up against a woman who did. I don't see what all the hoopla is about it is a private matter. That thing has brought down somany powerful people from presidents to priests to high profile sports personell and the list goes on, congressmen etc. especially for this year! It must be the economy or global warming! Funny how there is no outrage from denise brown and tyson's ex wife over the alleged spousal abuse, I don't see Oprah making any mini movies defending the beaten spouse so much for double standards from the society on spousal abuse. I am very sure rhianna must have brought rage and a couple of slaps or punches to Chris to make him retaliate and he was
    demonized, but poor tiger ran from the house barefoot with helen chasing him with a golf club and that is funny! Not even a squak from the self righteous spousal abuse advocates (the hyprocrytes) who put their ugly mugs on larry king's show killing chris brown. Now where are they. There are a lot of men out there who are just as abused as women and probably more so/tiger ran because he probably saw himself going to jail/she should go to jail, iif it is that good to die for go to jail and defend. Oh! that poor unruly member of the body!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |

    What did Tiger do??? You and I don't know and it is not any of our business! What he is sorry for is between he and his wife. Maybe you can judge him but I won't.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. judy

    He may have cheated but who are we to judge ? This is between him and God.
    Their marital problems ? it is between him and his wife.

    December 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. BIg Red

    @Linda in Salt Lake – I feel sorry for you. Yes men are men, but this is not "typical behavior". First, men cheating is not the norm, and there are many good men out there who are tired of being seen as a race of cheaters. I would love for you to meet my husband since you say you've never found a faithful man. I've been married for over 20 years and can say without a doubt that he has never cheated on me. However, I must say that even if he had, I wouldn't beat him as Tiger's wife did. Most men were raised never to hit or lay a hand on a woman. So, when they are hit, they feel they have to stand there and take it. He tried to cover for his wife. Now she's being seen as a the better party in the story. Two wrongs don't make a right. Tiger did wrong and so did his wife. What will show his character will be the choices he makes from now on. Everyone needs mercy at some point in their life. It's time for us to be merciful to Tiger. It's also time for us to get out of their private life.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. HRod

    This reminds me of something the comedian Chris Rock once noted: "Men are as faithful as their options." I'm sure Tiger had more "options" than most. But, let's not forget that blame also lies with the women who chose to be willing participants in his trysts. After all, they knew Tiger was married with young children when they chose to sleep with him.

    In the end of it all, I feel sorry for what Tiger's transgressions are putting his family through.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. steven

    It's sad for the wife and kiddos but still entertaining. To me, it's kind of like America's Funniest Videos...these poor people are often experiencing real and lasting pain, yet you hear the audience laughing....and me along with them.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bob

    Let's see:
    1. Role model for youth: Gone
    2. Someone to emulate: Gone
    3. Man of character: Gone
    4. A man who respects women: Gone
    5. Pithy personality to media especially – Have to wait and see
    6. Biggest marketer of products on the planet – Gone
    7. Will receive the warmth and affection of golf galleries – Gone
    8. Greatest golfer ever – Yes
    9. Image as a truthful, trustworthy person – Gone
    10.Jasper Parnevik – Got it right and was man enough to come right out and say it.
    11. Give him another chance – No....Still will respect his golfing ability but nothing else.
    12. Embarrassment to other PGA pros – Big time
    13. Can wife live this down – Never (Watch out for in invasion by the Vikings)
    14. What will Nike and the others do – They are meeting on this now up in the great state of Washington.
    15. Redoing the pre-nup for an additional $55 Million to keep wife with him for at least two years – Sounds like the Nike lawyers and his lawyers are being selfish.
    16. Women he cheated with – White trash, but Ho what.
    17. Tiger Brand tarnished – Brasso won't clean it. It will remain dirty.
    18. Do Swedes have a temper – Now I know the anwer, Yes!
    19. Who can he talk to about this – Roger Clemens? Barry Bonds? No, talk to Kobe Bryant.
    20. Squeaky Clean Image – Melted faster than the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz
    21. Go on Oprah – What a bunch of baloney. I say, everybody involved, get it on on the Maury Povich show

    December 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Englishrose

    Just a reminder both sexes cheat! My question is out of the many American men cheating on their wives why should I, or the rest of the American public care so much about this... oh yes it's Tiger Woods. SO WHAT!!!!

    There is much more important news out there and this in reality is a private matter between husband and is time the media learned what is news and what isn't and respected the privacy of celebrities.

    I know many will disagree with this but as with others this is my opinion and I am entitled to it!

    I will be praying for the Woods family in hopes they can resolve their issues and will also be praying that they are allowed to do so in peace!

    Happy Holidays

    December 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kobe

    Dude, it may take a few years, but all will eventually be forgiven. Elin will learn that you just live the Nike dream "Just Do it" It will cost though, but atleast you have the means. Next time you need to run from a golf club, it will be on the course, and not in your drive-way.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Demetrius

    Did any of the women who are stating that there are no faithful men out there ever stop to consider that the reason you may not be finding any good men is because of your outlook ON men. We can sense these things – I am a single man, have NEVER cheated on anyone I've been in a relationship with, but when I hear statements like "there are no good men" coming out of someone's mouth that is an automatic turn-off. It tells me that I would be going into the relationship with someone who already has no trust in me as a man.

    As far as Tiger's situation, he made a mistake – a bad decision is still a mistake. We need to concentrate on our own lives/families and stop speculating about others'.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jeddak

    SNL's comedy was funny (and I'm not a big fan of kicking someone when their down) but I think even Tiger could laugh at those skits. As for looking up to Tiger or any other celebrity I think you are just setting yourself up for disappointment as sports skill, good looks or money aren't usually things requiring perfect character to begin with. Instead look up to those you really know and trust and allow for those favored few of us their 'human' moments.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. yen

    Woods have the worst handlers in the world. They have given the worst advice to the "scared " Tiger. Once the news broke, he should have come out and faced the music regardless of the consequences. It is impossible to do it by hiding.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. REB

    PLEASE – Tiger's conduct goes way beyond "we all make mistakes." The cheating Tiger did is really wife abuse. He has treated his wife like meaningless dirt. The whole world now knows that he has no respect for her. I cannot admire someone who treats his wife and family this way; someone who is an abuser, even if non-physical. He has lost all of my respect.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  30. harry

    The skit on SNL was a joke! It's called parody for a reason. Is it funny when a woman beats up a man. Hell yes! Tell me that any woman who finds out her man is having affairs doesn't want to put a golf club over his head. People now a days are always so OFFENDED over something. If it's not one thing, it's another. It's a wonder someone doesn't sue someone else over this offensive skit. Get real!

    December 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Hugh Gardner

    Before Tiger was married or had children, he was paid many millions of dollars to endorse products. He was not being paid because he was a model of "family values." He was being paid because he was an amazing golfer. What a sanctimonious media we have. Tiger was an unfaithful husband. How unusual. How heinous. Other than titilation, we really don't care. It isn't like he raised fighting dogs, or raped anyone, or cut off the heads of his wife and her lover with a knife, or endorsed the Ku Klux Klan. Media: leave the sex in the bedroom instead of playing voyeur posing as journalist.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  32. AK Lisa

    Tiger Woods is a total loser!!! I hope his wife divorces him before he gives her a nasty disease, and takes him for half of his billions! Poor kids, to have a selfish, spoiled loser for a dad.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sherry

    What in the world has happened to us? Men and Women dying in wars, unemployment astronomical, greenhouse effect; and what do all the news channels talk about TIGER! What happened to honor among men? Are we so pathetic as a society, that news doesn't mean news, it means scandal the more there is the happier we are. Women are proud of themselves for sleeping with married celebrities, and the people who buy the magazines, watch the scathing new reports are somehow fullfilled as human beings? Leave Tiger alone and let him deal with his problems and lets all get back to our own lives, families and jobs.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  34. dancer 57

    What Tiger did is not acceptable. He is a married man with children. But no one is saying anything about the sleazy women he slept with. The only reason women sleep with these athletes is because they think there is going to be something in it for them. Then if they don't get what they want, then they come forward and try to run the guy. All men are capable of being unfatihful, that's just a fact, but then women are not exempt either. But athletes are extremely vulnerable because they travel away from home alot and there is always temptation. They need to grow up and recognize what these women are after. They aren't after them because they are cute or irresistable, they are after their money plain and simple. They don't have what it takes to get a man of their own so they go after the married ones cause they think they can give them something they don't get "at home". These guys just need to grow up and have a little respect for themselves and the families they have at home. They wouldn't like it if the shoe was on the other foot. And they shouldn't think that just because they buy their wives nice homes and cars, that they are free to do what they want.

    It's really a shame that men think that way. I hope Elin comes out of this mess with her held high and her dignity intact.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  35. nathan golden

    i am sorry you guys, but kids don't care if Wood's cheated on his wife or not. They care if he can hit a driver 350 yards or get an eagle from out of sand trap. All the controversy about this is generated by adults, repressed self-absorbed adults at that. Yes he is a public figure and yes that means he is open to public scrutiny, but he is human and people are unfaithful in marriages. Tiger has never claimed to be some great role model, America has made him one. He is a great golfer, and probably a really good guy. Maybe not the best husband on the planet but we all can mistakes and learn from them and grow to be better people. Let's tell the jokes for a week or two more then let the man get about the business of playing golf and putting his family back together.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Mikeywaz

    I wonder why more celebrities don't take the George Clooney route and never get married so you can play the field without the public (and media) chastising you.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Rich

    Yeah, he screwed up but who doesnt make mistakes? He is still my favorite golfer and will always be regardless.Go Tiger!

    December 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Doris

    Oh come on. Let's hear some real news. Also, all the women who are now saying they also had an affair with Tiger, shame on them. How can they possibly expect anyone to have any respect for them? They messed around with a MARRIED man!!! Didn't there used to be a rather unflattering name for behaving in such a horrible manner. It doesn't lessen what he did, but what these women did is just as bad.
    With that said, let's move on to some real news and leave the gossip for the yellow journalists.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Wade

    Now that Tiger has been revealed to be a philanderer, who's going to take the title of Most Boring Person Alive?

    December 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Kahle

    I personally think that all of this is very sad. Yes he made a decision to do this to him and his familiy but seriously how many times does this happen in a day. Just because he is famous and Tiger Woods we are wanting to know every little detail in the matter but who cares if average joe down the street sleeps around. Why can't we focus on the fact this does not change how he plays golf and that is what he is a golf player.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. G-man

    Cathy, Wow! Were you there, or are you clairvoyant?

    December 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Ruth

    Let him/her without sin cast the first stone. Who are we to judge. Why does he have to answer to anyone aside from God, himself and family. To err his human. Let the man and his family be so they can sort this out for themselves. Who are we to decide what he should and shouldn't do.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ilovlivlaugh

    Linda, Salt Lake December 7th, 2009 12:48 pm ET
    Let's face it – men are men and this is typical behavior of men with power (and even those with none). I've lived 50 years and have yet to find a loyal and faithful man. Good luck Elin .

    Thank you Linda – I didn't want to say it, but I too am almost 50, still attractive and have not found many men to be faithful. I find more men who say, "it's not natural for a man to be with one woman only – we are 'predators' by nature." Not male-bashing because I love men and I know there are women who cheat too.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Drewdle

    Okay. Enough of all the self-rightuousness! How hypocritical for parents who themselves are not role models for their own children to look to celebrities. If what Tiger has done was really rare and shocking then the divorce rate would probably be a lot lower. Atleast Tiger didn't molest little boys like many of Catholic Priests. What he's done was indeed dishonest. But, a private matter.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Elizabeth

    This incident should have appeared as a news story for about five minutes. We're at war on two fronts and the U.S. media is obsessed with reporting on the antics of a golfer. The fact that everyone is talking about this illuminates just how provincial Americans really are. This just isn't 'news'.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  46. vrc

    Not all men are dogs, alot of us care for and love our wives and families and are perfect role models for our daughters and sons. You get some guys who don't know how to appreciate a good woman and believe they can do better and really didn't love their wives in the first place and evidently don't love their children. That is the pitiful part of the matter, you have it all and want more, how stupid can you be. His father should have been teaching him some moral values instead of golf, golf, golf...To me he is the biggest failure of all because swinging a stick at a ball has nothing to do with the measure and character of man.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  47. silverbeatle

    Who care's its still funny... If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen...

    December 7, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Alive in GA

    Tiger Woods is a great golfer. Since when is it a requirement to play a sport in America that one must have a successful marriage. America, please get a life!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. ilovlivlaugh

    He's only a man – not GOD! Why are people so shocked? There is good and bad in EVERYONE!

    December 7, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Ron

    His father, Earl Woods, was also a womanizer. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. liz

    Allthis proves is that Tiger Woods isn't the brightest bulb on the tree. Did he actually think all his "playmates" would keep quiet and not tell anyone and no one would find out??

    December 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |

    Tia Du December 7th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

    Sad to hear that Woods' wife will continue to stick by his side. How can she stand to look at him everyday knowing what has happened. Money is not everything....self worth, respect and love is priceless

    Tia Du , are you serious?? Forget that money is not everthing garbage! I would love to see you have a husband that is near or over the billion dollar mark and see if you walk away with self worth and respect. You would stay for the dollars just like she is gonna do. So what he slept with another chick. Do you think she would have married his a** if he was workin at Burger King? He** no! It's the dollar that got her and it's the dollar that'll keep her. Watch and see.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Peggy

    The fact that Tiger was sleeping around with cocktail waitresses and bar babes, tells me that he was definitely thinking with the wrong head. I hope he had sense enough to practice safe sex and not put his wife's health at risk!

    That being said, I will not watch another golf game until Tiger is back on the green!

    BTW: Who won the Chevron Tournament?

    December 7, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  54. H McGee

    My mother always told me, that it is okay to want to play basketball like Michael Jordan, or rap like Tupac, but never put these flawed humans on pedistals & worship them cause the only difference between them & us are their bank accounts. It's up to your father & I to teach you to be a good productive member of society & have values, so to me Tiger is still a roll model in the field of golf, but I never, I mean never prop these guys up, so their personal lives never spill over to their sport, so honestly, I really am not surprised, when you make the money this guy has & power he has, it has to go to your head. It's like many people, just need to believe in people to make themselves feel good or something. I feel for Tiger's wife & kids, but he brought this on himself, & I am wondering, what does he have against sistas, & he may be an addict if all the womens reports are true, & if the reports are true he doesn't seem to bright, as this is costing hime alot of jack, & WOW, he & his wife seems to have an arrangement, moreso than a marriage, but I guess this is how rich live, just pay the wife off...

    December 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  55. The Dude

    The fact that all of you are talking about this only brings one thought to mind...SNL is still relevant. Lately, the show seemed like that old coach who won't retire, yet seems to come up with that last play to save the career and season.

    BTW; loved the skit; a lot of you 'think' too much about things and act like he should be demonized for something that's probably gone on since the dawn of time. Oh sorry, since woman was created from rib. And let it be written that he may be the #1 golfer in the world, but can no longer wear the #1 DAD or Husband T-Shirt again. That ranking is obviously much too difficult for him.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Deby

    He's not evil, he's a stupid, stupid man. When you are that famous, you cannot possibly think you can screw around and get away with it. What a loser Tiger is. If Elin has a brain in her head she'll kick him to the curb where he belongs, because a man this stupid is just going to do it again, and she shouldn't wait for him to contract something nasty, or worse yet, fatal, and pass it along to her.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Cathy

    Elin did not injure TW. He hit his lip on the steering wheel of his car when he hit a tree without a seatbelt on while driving under the influence of ambien. Elin never touched him.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. rATL

    Well if a girl like Elin can't keep a man, there sure as hell isn't any hope for the rest of us. We cant all be Swedish swimsuit models!

    December 7, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  59. sharug

    My mom told me one time that a man will risk everything for a "piece of a**". Heck, even the President fell from grace. But, whether it be the President of the United States, a golf great, or the guy next door, it comes down to a decision between right and wrong. These aren't stupid men but their choices sure were.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Just Asking

    Say, do you suspect that just maybe marriage in itself is not a good idea?

    December 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. G-man

    Let Tiger alone! We don't need to punish him – he'll likely do it himself. With his "open door" bedroom policy, if he keeps up at this pace, he'll end up like Magic Johnson.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  62. John in Atlanta

    You have to accept the bad with good. Tiger benefits financially from being a public figure. His endorsements are far more lucrative than his actual winnings. The down side to being a public figure is that your private trangressions become public gossip mag fodder.

    At the end of the day, I feel sorry for everyone involved. First and foremost, the children don't deserve this. No amount of money will shield them from some sort of psychological damage down the road. Second his wife, while it may be a naive notion, I don't believe a young woman like Elin married Tiger and bore his children with the expectation/understanding he could fool around all he wanted just so long as it didn't become public. All that money isn't going to erase the pain she's feeling. Third all the alleged mistresses, how pathetic that they willingly whore themselves pursuing a rich wealthy, yet married man with children. Lastly, I feel sorry for Tiger. All the money in the world won't erase the look he'll receive one day from his children when they've learned what he did. And they will learn in this age of electronic media! I only hope that he's not faced some day with a broken hearted daughter telling him about her own husband's infidelity. These things have a way of coming back to haunt you in ways never imagined.

    I'm not so naive as to think this sort of thing doesn't happen all the time with athletes and celebrities nor am I so pious as to claim I haven't made poor decisions of my own, I have. Still, the world would be a better place if people valued the right behavior over material possessions and fame.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  63. RT

    Linda in Salt Lake, you havent looked in the right places. There are good men out there.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Voig Nederlander

    Set them up and knock them down. I find myself increasingly misanthropic as a result of what the public and the press does to its icons.

    The man plays golf. This has NO bearing whatsoever on that. He is not a moral or a religious leader; he is not required to exemplify perfection in word and deed.

    If his wife chooses to berate and/or leave him as a result of his dalliances, she has every right and our legal system will be in her corner. The rest of you have no claim of expectation on him. If you rely on celebrities and sports stars to provide your moral compass, then I submit you lead a sad and lonely life, bereft of any understanding of reality.

    In short: get a life, preferably not his.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Katy7

    As humans, we are all flawed. But to *market* yourself as an upstanding family man, a sports hero and role model and then be caught cheating with multiple women is beyond the pale. It is between Tiger and his wife, but I'll never look at him the same way again. And "Amy" at 3:50pm - you nailed it.

    December 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  66. JohnS

    I think Pattie nailed it ... Tiger didn't make a mistake, he made a decision. He decided that his personal pleasure was more important than his family.

    If you want to know why it is anybody's business, it is because he makes the majority of his income lending his credibility and image to people who want to sell you something. The idea is that if you buy that product - you'll be just like Tiger (... errr better check with your wife first)!

    December 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Glf

    If you're looking for a role model in the golf world that you won't have to worry will let you down in terms of moral character, look no further than Cedar Rapids, Iowa's own (Masters Champion) Zach Johnson. I'll eat my hat if he ever puts his family through this mess.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Antoinette

    To all the harsh critics:

    Presumably you are or were a fan of Tiger for his golfing prowess, not his prowess off the field. Everyone is entitled to privacy, even celebrities. Whether they'll get it is a different story. But that doesn't mean his disgraceful actions are your business, nor are you entitled to an apology. After all, he didn't cheat on you, he cheated on his wife! If your view of him is tarnished b/c of this, shame on you for thinking you knew him b/c you've watched the man play golf. He does not owe you anything for idolizing him.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  69. RCA

    In Tiger's defense...he is Tiger Woods.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Not surprised

    A friend of mine had told me that she was approached by Tiger's bodyguard and she was asked if she would like to join tiger back at his hotel room. This wasn't that long ago. I don't know how anyone would look up to him. Just look at how he acts out on the golf course...he constantly snubs fans...throws temper tantrums...I would be upset if my kid idolized him.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Ben

    I'm torn. Simply because none of these women would have given Tiger a chance, if he wasn't a pro athlete. I view many of them as gold diggers and I feel sorry for no one, but Elin. Tiger, like many men, is a DOGG. He can't help himself and I'm so glad that he didn't try this with a string of black women. Wake up, white girls, you too can get played! How embarassing.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Pandora

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall. I'd say this is a case of ADHD,sex addiction and narcissism. Woods has three things in his life. Golf, the excitement of clandestine sex, and his wife and family. His wife and family finish last in his tournament of life. Now how do you treat that with marital counseling or more money in the pre-nup?

    December 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Daveroo

    I dunno, Tia Du. Maybe Hillary knows. She seems to have rebounded nicely, and seems to prefer remaining married to her cheating husband in exchange for the name and the visibility.

    Tia – I could not resist making that quip, but I absolutely do agree with your point.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  74. BambieAnne

    There are definitely more women out there, this I know for a fact and I know that he was cheating on his wife through the dating, engagement and up until now. Whether his team have gotten to the majority of the women and paid them off, I don't know but it wouldn't surprise me.

    I agree that this is human nature for a man to be tempted if women are throwing themselves at you, but maybe if you aren't in clubs at all hours in Vegas and NY you won't be in the path of temptation. And does anyone think Heidi Klum has men lined up all over the world that she keeps hidden because she's succumbed to the attention brought by her beauty, wealth and fame? Probably not folks! That's for those who think attractive, desirable women don't turn men down every single day of their lives and that we're just going to fall in bed with everyone who pursues us despite being in a conventional marriage or committed relationship. Most women don't depend on bedding multiple men to feel like "women".

    December 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. JimBob

    Looks like Tiger is setting himself up for a successful career in politics.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  76. PoorLittlePinkiss

    good grief, after reading some of the comments here, I had to remind myself that he has NOT killed anyone, lol

    December 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Marc

    This man hits a ball for a living...hello people. He is not God.... he's a cheating husband. His wife deserves respect and nothing else.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jay

    I dont mind that he cheated with all these nice looking women. Hes young and rich. I just hope no men start popping up and accuse him of sleeping with them because then, it would be a whole 'nother golf game.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Kevin

    Mel Gibson, David Letterman, & John F. Kennedy all cheaters. We are all human and make mistakes. Although they are/were public figures their lives are played out in front of us. What about your next door neighbor John Doe. If he was to cheat on his wife would his transgressions be a concern of ours? NO!! This is a private matter between Tiger and his wallet...oops family.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  80. joe m

    This was a great skit, even funnier than tina fey's sarah palin. and let's face it, most of the things hinted at are things that others have thought of in private and the writers just gave voice to.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  81. blah blah

    He cheated on his wife while she was pregnant with the 2 kids which I think is the worst kind of cheating, and then continued a very planned deception for 31+ months with one woman, and then other multiple women too. He had his friend involved in the deception and then when the wife starting speculating that an affair was going on he continued to deceive by asking the girl to remove her name from her phone.....I would be more worried about the number of women, the extent to which he deceived and the interest in continuing the deception. It wasn't like this was a 1 night stand that was a big mistake and he would never do it again. He's got a serious problem with arrogance, cheating, deception, entitlement; and he's very hypocritical given his "perfect, family value" image which is tarnished forever.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Bob Dog

    More fantastic entertainment. I can imagine Elin chasing him down the driveway with that three-iron, bashing out the window of the Cadillac, as he speeds to get away, crashing into some fixed objects. What we don't know for sure is whether the injuries he sustained were from Elin, the three iron, the crash, or some combination thereof. Elin has every right to be angry. Woods is a bum (with a fantastic golf swing). Having a billion $ doesn't prevent you from having all the same problems everyone else has.

    I hope there are more girls who come out over time, and this thing drags on for months. It truly is fantastic entertainment.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Leopold

    Where are the "cubs"?? What's wrong with these women??

    December 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Holyfrak

    To Janis E:
    Welcome to the real world. If you think men of fame, power, and money do not do the same things every single day, I think you refuse to live in this reality. From Jack Welch to Ted Haggerty to Sen. John Edwards to Michael Jordan and Gov Mark Sanford, they are cheaters one and all. Those are the ones we know about. It's not evil it's human.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  85. st

    So tiger decided to play a few extra holes. Big deal. His wife had to know that this would happen. She needs to either divorce him or deal with it.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Barbara

    Art in Chicago: You better check your facts on Aids. That is something to think about.

    Everyone: Bottom line, Tiger was wrong in what he did, messing around with other women. To blame the wife, is so stupid. Where do you people get that crap? If this was in reverse, would you blame the man? I think not. Maybe he will change his ways and improve his actions. That would be best for him, his wife, and his kids. He was selfish and inconsiderate in what he did.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  87. scott dorv

    30 – 33 years old with a billion dollars.....his first mistake was getting married at all.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  88. BWilliams

    He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones...let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Does these sayings/verse sound familiar. People it is ridiculous that we are criticizing this man as if we are not sinners. The man made a mistake/s. We all make mistakes everyday but because we are not superbly gifted athletes then we are not criticized. If you allow your child to idolize another individual then thats your fault. People admire his talent not him/his morals. Idolizing him as a person instead of his talent has caused such disappointment. Maybe its us as a society that needs to grow up.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Pattie

    Mistake, error, poor judgment? C'mon – this is so much more than that! A mistake is when you forget to pick up the dry cleaning, not cheating on your wife with MULTIPLE women. Error, choosing the wrong golf club – poor judgment, using profanity that is caught on camera. Let's call this what it really is – lack of character and loyalty and a violation of trust with the most important person in his life. Sorry, we are all human, but we also have brains to lead us to the right thing to do.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Blubberbutt

    Tiger has sex with nine or more good looking women and none of them knew he was married? And you all say bad tiger. Give me a break! If I was young, rich and not so damn ugly I would be doing the same and loving every minute of it. Go Tiger screw em all. Just don't marry again.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Ann Miles

    Celebrities are human beings, and should not be held to such a high standard, then eveyone would not be so upset when they find out they are human beings after all. We should teach our children that their heroes are the ones who provide a roof over their heads, food in their tummy, shoes on their feet, etc. It is so sad that we have nothing better to do than sit around and pass judgment on each other, whether they are a celebrity or not.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Torria

    Wonder why Chris Brown went through hell when he beat Rihanna but we can laugh at how Tiger was beaten by his wife??

    December 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  93. cgt

    I'm sorry, but if someone uses their "image" to make money, then heck yeah I can judge them. If Tiger only played golf and turned down his endorsements, then his private life is his own, schmuck that he is. If I have to watch Nike and other commercials with Mr. Good Guy on them, then, yep, I have every right to say he's a scum bag and if the public wants to call him on it, so be it. He brought it on himself.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  94. BambieAnne

    yeah, there's a double standard alright! If she were the one texting one of her many lovers that she had stashed all over the world at 2 am, not only would noone be saying, "She's only human, she's just a woman", she'd be called all kinds of sluts, whores, etc. And everyone is acting like a woman grabbing a golf club on her cheating husband is domestic violence is nuts. As long as we live in a patriarchal society, men will continue to hold the power and dominance metaphorically, not to mention the power and dominance they naturally hold in general, physically. He's obviously capable of overpowering his wife as she can't kick his ass, the most she can do is scratch his face. A man reversed can kill a woman with his barehands if he's angry enough. Unless a woman is a martial arts expert, she can't inflict that same results on a man.

    Who would stay with someone who smashes their windows causing them to crash you ask? Someone who cheated on their wife and put them at risk for a number of potential STD's not to mention HIV/AIDS.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  95. maude

    Tiger Woods is a SPORTs Figure, qualified to hit a ball around a golf course. Much the same as Bill Clinton was elected to be our President, I do not CARE what either man did outside of his marriage, not being married to either. I give Hillary credit for making the right choice: stay with Bill and exceed his accomplishments with her own. Elin Woods should give her husband another chance; make it very clear $$$$$$ that she and their children are worth much more than the endless assortment of bimbos out there.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Barbara

    Did I miss something in the past 2 weeks? What the heck is this person talking about, abuse with woman on man? I haven't heard that Wood's wife did anything to him. If she was trying to hurt him, I think the driver's window would've been bashed in instead of the back passenger window. Although, if she wanted to hurt him, he deserves it. Sleeping and messing around with other women. I don't blame the other women. He made the final decision on that one. If he wants to do mess around he should not be married. Like Chris Rock said on Oprah. You mess around on your wife, you mess around on your kids too. You betray the entire family when you do something so hurtful. Goes to show you that all that money doesn't make you happy either. He should be ashamed and he is not setting an example for his kids.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Kevin Eshbach

    Sheesh people, so what if the guy was getting some action on the side. He's not the first one to do this and he certainly won't be the last one. Now that the shock has weared off – CNN can you start reporting on real news again?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Elaine

    Evil? Janis Eliason, you think what Tiger did is EVIL? Please. It's just sex.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Art in Chicago

    You do one thing well, that makes you a role model?

    BTW for those who continuing to interject AIDS into the debate, I do not make light of this horrific illness. But we currently have One third of 1% of the US population with it. You are more likely to be a victim of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes which kills more Americans than AIDS.

    We need to take individual responsibility. That includes raising our children. Don't leave it to a talk show host, a purple dinosaur, a large yellow bird, a ballplayer, or golfer to make those decisions for you.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |

    Should Elin get penalized for using a wedge when it's obvious she should have used the "DRIVER"? The wedge is used for a "SHORT GAME", "BAD LIES" and "TROUBLE SPOTS"!! All this comedic fodder and only a few see the humor in this?? So they are "REVISITING" the prenuptual agreement, eh? So if she gets more money and she stays with this letch, does that mean she gets money for "ENDORSEMENT"? She should walk on this dude, don't look back and watch his world fall down around him! He's no better or different than a lot of men of means. I'm not sure "what's wrong" with Tiger 'cause there is something obviously wrong with him! His wife is absolutely drop-dead, crawl over a mile of broken glass GORGEOUS! Is she "NOT" doing something for him in the bedroom? I'm sure he sampled the goods B4hand! The snacking with the buffet and then going home for the main course is an ethical and moral nono! Maybe she should have taken a page out of the "LORENA BOBBIT" handbook! I still have a hard time with the fact that the procedure is now called being "BOBBITIZED"!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  101. femalegolfer

    Mike – what could you possibly know about women watching golf?

    I'm female and I love watching golf and I know there are other women in my golf league who also watch!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Amy

    If Tiger wanted to sleep around he should NEVER have gotten married. Period. Derek Jeter isn't married and you don't hear a big dust up every time he's out with another woman.
    Cheating is disrespectful to the offended spouse and damaging to the children. He asked this woman to bear his children then publically humiliated her.
    He chose sex over his children. Nice.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Anne, Port Charlotte, Fl

    Just thinking. Tiger ran out of the house barefoot and jumped in the SUV. Elin chased him down the street with the golfclub in hand, beating the he!! out of the SUV. No, Elin turned up in a golfcart with golfclub in tow and smashed out the windows to rescue Tiger. How 'bout this one; Tiger makes a mad dash to escape Elin's wrath, jumps in SUV and Elin ALSO jumps into SUV; knocking he!! out of Tiger all the way down the street as he swerves out of the driveway, strikes curb, strikes fireplug across street, hits tree on other side of street. He!! he was trying to protect his head while she beat the living daylilghts outta him and knocked him unconscious! Sounds about right to me! How did the golfcart get out there? Beats me! But for some reason, Tiger was totally incapable of handling the SUV! Elin, you go girl! He deserved every swing. Now get as much $ as you can, I'd say at least HALF of his total worth, with hefty child support payments; and GET the he!! out. NOW!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  104. andy

    Let Tiger get what he has coming to him. Celebs think they can have a wife/family and sleep with whoever they want. When they get caught, they cry and ask everyone to forgive them. She should take his kids and half of evrything he ownes. He can cry when he is broke and nobody should care.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Chloe

    I dont see any issue with the fact that anyone would want to sleep with as many people as humanly possible -9 so far and counting – what is wrong is to be a) a hypocrite and pretend to be someone one is not, i.e goodie-2-shoes-family man and b) be married. If you want to be a player then be it and upfront, but dont involve someone else. The excuse of being raised in the bubble is complete bs, so many folks come from strange background and don't become jerks. Elin N. is even more stupid if she sticks around for $$$, I would have packed the kids and been gone by now. Obviously some of the guys on this panel see Tiger as a hero. Just goes to show immaturity is rampant in our society. If you want to live like a 22 year-old dont become a husband and father. As to the fact that Tiger's revenues won't take a hit, just sit and watch. I work with PR agencies and know for a fact that Tiger's head is already on the chopping block. Wait and see...

    December 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Bob Loblaw

    Imagine it from Tiger's perspective. Beautiful women throwing themselves at you every single day, literally. Telling you what you want to hear. Empathizing with all your woes, real and imagined. Agreeing with you that your wife doesn't understand/deserve/have time for/appreciate you. How long could you walk the line under that kind of constant temptation? Months? A year? Two years? Five years? How long?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  107. sm9999

    I'm with the people who are focusing on domestic violence. Reverse the roles and it is horrifying. Tiger doesn't love his wife obviously – file for a divorce one or both of you. Tiger should get an attorney that; files felony criminal domestic violence charges, takes custody of the children, and says no to any prenup money. This is what any women would expect a women to do in this situation.. No different for a man. Why would you stay with someone who chases you with a golf club, smashes your window and causes you to crash into a tree and fire hydrant that sends you to the hospital with injuries? Tiger needs to fess up to all and just get it over with, "yeah I cheated, so let's move on". Don't do the "press" any favors by letting them milk this out.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Jordan

    Is it just me or is Keenan Thompson the worst actor EVER! Seriously, I have not figured out what his appeal is to anyone.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Cindy

    Why is this anybody's business???

    December 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Colleen

    Tiger is a liar and a fraud. Yes, he is an excellent golfer, but as a person, he is a terrible character. It's one thing to have a personal indiscretion, like a one time affair, it's another to live a completely double life. He didn't just "make a mistake," this guy lied and cheated repeatedly on his family (and the public) for years. He should have stayed single, but he didn't. Why did he bother getting married in the first place? For his image, that's why. He did it for the millions and millions of dollars in endorsements he profited by looking like perfect package: a nice, sweet family man and a stellar athlete. He used his wife and his babies as a sham, and as a society, we have every right to say that such behavior by people who have made money off of us is unacceptable. I am a woman, and huge golf fan, and I am beyond disappointed.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Mr. Darryl

    I find it interesting...I'm sure many of us have friends that have cheated. But we don't tell on them. I'm sure many of us know people in the work place that have cheated or are cheating and we just keep our mouths shut. How about you tell on the cheater...oh right, it's none of your business and not your place to enter their private life. Right? Then let Tiger and his family handle it themselves, nothing is owed to the public and we really shouldn't expect answers.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Trueth

    Ladies on here really seem to not like Tiger Woods if he is not someone to look up to.

    He is rich, plays golf all day and gets tons of chicks. Sounds like he has cut himself a pretty good life. The only thing that would make me look down on him is if he was stupid enough to not get a pre-nup.

    BTW, does anyone here think that his current wife would be with Tiger if he wasnt famous and rich?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Keith


    How do you know how he was raised? Do you know him? Do you know anyone in his family? Do you know anyone who knows anyone who knows anyone who knows how he was raised? While I doubt that he WAS raised this way, the fact is you or I know nothing about it. And it's not our business.

    Maybe Elin, being of Scandinavian heitage, was more open about sex than the typical Victorian American woman – don't they teach in Scandinavian countries to have healthy attitudes towards sex? And not so conservative as in this country?

    Now, I don't know what they learn when it comes to mairital fidelity, but I do know that in some cultures if man is gone from the home more than a certian length of time, his wife can take another "husband" until he returns, and the man can take another "wife" while he is away. And they're expected to.

    The summary is that NONE of us KNOW what type of relationship Tiger and Elin had, AND more importantly, it's not my business, nor yours.I am not exonerating him – unless Elin is OK with it. .

    It does, however, happen to be newsworthy.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Norm

    Dear English Teacher: Your rule is variable. In British English up until about the 1950s it was common practice to place punctuations inside the quotation marks. Look at older copies of the English classics for examples such as Pride and Prejudice."

    It was only with the advent of automated typesetting and computer programming languages that the punctuations were placed outside of the ending quote. Wikipedia has a fair article on the subject. And, just to keep on topic, I don't suppose Tiger know or cares very much about either version presently.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Edith

    The Father passes and he looses direction. He needs real professional advice and real professional networking.
    Those women he was having sex with do not qualify as girlfriends. Maybe prositutes- that is what one time contacts that involve money exchanges are. That makes him a male prostitute too.
    It is also very possible that the mother "taught him a lesson." I do not think Elin did that. I also believe he is more scared of his Mama.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Twin Citian

    He deserves it! I hope Elin divorces the guy. Just because he's a golfing hot-shot doesn't give him free rein to do whatever he wants.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  117. angie h

    This is, at least, some men. They want their wives to bear them children, thne complain to their mistress the wife isn't giving them good sex. How selfish! I hoep Elin doesn't continue to tolerate this kind of behvior...It's hard to find good men, seems even harder among the rich and famous.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Bet

    I believe tht the choices Tiger Woods made were horrible. Obviously it will have a negative impact on him personally and professionally. However, it is important to realize that Tiger Woods or any celebrity for that matter should not be seen as role models. The job of role model should be part of a parent's responsibility.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Blah blah blah

    It's the Gillette curse. First, Theirry Henry, now Tiger.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Lisa

    What a total and complete loser. I can't wait to see the reaction from the crowds at his next golf tournament (that is if he ever shows his face in public again).

    December 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  121. christa

    I just read he also had an affair with a porno movie female, did he ever think of his wife, when he had sex with women who worked in clubs, adultentertainment ect. ect. did he use protection. I guess he must have forgotten that we have AIDS in this world. He endangered his wife with his lifestyle. He really tumbled way down as a person, but I guess you think when you make millions and millions that you cannot get AIDS. But one thing is for sure Tiger, AIDS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE, even athletes have it. What happend to his intelligence. SHAME ON YOU

    December 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Anne

    Oh my, Lola Jenkins, you think Tiger cheated because Elin is a cold fish. Are you 12? You're blaming her? Your "thought" process is Exhibit A of why we have a problem in our country with accountability. He allegedly cheated... this is their issue, but HIS indiscretion. She doesn't deserve it.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  123. English Instructor

    John Doe:

    In America, the comma and the period goes inside of the quotation marks. If in England or Canada, they go outside the quotation marks.
    If you are going to correct someone's spelling, make sure you know all the facts about punctuation and grammar. (Not: Janis, learn how to spell. It's "exists", not "exits". And it's "appalled", not "appauled".)

    For this comment page, Tiger Woods has lost my support and respect. If it is domestic violence, the police should pursue the issue.
    This is not just about "Infidelity."

    December 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Bryan

    We do not have first hand knowledge in this case but we will likely end up getting proof that the more you are tempted, the more you are human.

    This does not make his actions right nor, in many people's eyes, forgiveable under marriage but there are few men nor women on this earth that could survive a constant onslaught of would-be suitor's throwing themselves at you without giving in from time to time. And for those that might disagree, you are only kidding yourself.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Mike Olexa

    The really sad part of this is not what the media is doing to Tiger – he's done this all to himself. The sad part is what it is doing to his wife and kids. Thankfully his kids are young enough that this probably will not have a deep emotional impact on them but they will probably hear about this for another few years. Also imagine being his wife and seeing the new "tally" every day when she wakes up. I do not understand her staying with him, even with a new prenup for additional millions of dollars. Take the 20 million and child support and get the heck out of Dodge and save your families remaining self respect. He's cheated once, he'll do it again. Its just a matter of time.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |

    Tiger even said himself that Elin didn't sign up for all the media attention that she and Tiger get! That being said, once you are in the limelight, you are fair game! Don't think for a New York minute that the bar rats won't come crawling out of the woodwork! They are all going to want their 15 minutes of fame. Hell, some may write a book, go on tour, be on DWTS or fade into the dark hole they fell out of. At any rate Tiger's in doodoo up to his woohoo! The only question I want answered is "Did Elin smash him with the wedge B4 the accident or after??"

    December 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  127. JJ

    So I guess no one has access to spell check?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Art Vanlai

    I wonder if all those hot "girls" were banging him for his sparkling personality or his billion dollars.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Ashley

    Lola. You must know Elin to make such a BOLD statement!

    December 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  130. k johnson

    I admire his accomplishments but not his situation. For a man who DOES know the meaning of commitment, it appears he has forgotten or Tiger's youth got the better of him. Either way, who cares, it matters none to the rest of us. Tiger and Elin's problem is theirs – let it be. If SNL wants to make fun of it, cool, that show needs all the help it can get.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Human being

    Bottom line. Men cheat on wives. Sex sells... anything. End of story.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Nancy

    The whole thing is hilarious, SNL (I love the comment that some guy could write better then SNL, get real or go take their job), the news coverage, these comments, the christian slant, this is like watching bugs in a jar. Is anyone really surprised; a.) that he cheated b.) that she kicked his ass c.) that the whole world is acting like they are shocked. As for abuse, I come from an abusive marriage and still today if I was married to a man and 6 women came out of the woodwork to claim sex with him while and after I was pregnant, you bet I would kick his butt. Right after I got an AIDS test. Did you see some of those women? yikes.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Justin

    Was it really the best judgment to make a "hilarious" skit about domestic violence the night Rhianna was the musical guest?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Lola Jenkins

    Has anyone ever taken the time to NOTICE what a ice princess Tiger is married to??? Sure she is beautiful but I can almost promise you that she is a cold fish in bed. Why else would he cheat??? When men don't get it from their wives, they go looking for sex outside the marriage. Women use sex as a weapon and when it backfires on them they just can"t believe that their hubby would do something like that. H-E-L-L-O??? Wake up and smell the coffee here folks. Everyone is blaming Tiger for what happened. My question is simple:
    What responsibility does Elin take in this whole mess? Probably a hell of a lot less than she should.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Beth

    This should be a private matter between Tiger and his wife...period!

    December 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Eric

    Another sad day in the world. Just because he is one of the worlds best golfers does not mean that he does not have problems like everyone else. And with money, comes even more problems that most cannot even comprehend.

    We can all blame the "media" for pushing for answers, SNL for making skits, and the tabloids for their lies. But realistically its US, the public, who made the media what they are today. We live for dirt and enjoy seeing someone else get stoned while we watch. You sell more papers with a bad headline than you do with a good one.

    We should all feel ashamed at ourselves for not repecting other peoples privacy. Instead we feed the news and tv shows at someone elses expense.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Sandy

    What the heck is wrong with people? So your indiscretion is not plastered all over the news, must mean you don't have the money for some gold diggers to try to get to you.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Norm

    I don't see what's wrong with the SNL skits and jokes. We all have "feet of clay" but Tiger concentrated on cultivating a squeaky clean image but is turning out to be particularly nasty sleaze ball.

    In that he's doesn't lose gracefully I also think he's a bad sport who sets a poor example to young people. Remember when he threw his golf club in exasperation?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  139. The L

    We don't know what's happening behind the closed doors of Tiger's ridiculously huge mansion. Would it be hard to imagine that Elin married him then stopped the "marital favors" just so he'd step out on her and she could get an enormous payday? Why would that be so hard to believe? Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold diggah...but she ain't messing with no broke broke..."

    December 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Doug

    It just goes to show you that celebrities are just people too. I can't figure out why people fawn over thes celebrities. The only difference between celebrities and everyone else is money. The sooner we stop caring what these people do the sooner they will fade into the background. Then the people who worship them can get real lives!

    December 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Eric

    I still look up to him as a golfer. He's the best and this has nothing to do with golf. I never looked up to him as a person why would that change due to this?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Ernie

    I laughed my a** off. That was the first skit in a long time that made me laugh out loud. I really don't give a rip whether Tiger's wife whips his butt. If he's been cheating on her I say he deserves it. The problem is that bleeding hearts in our society feel the need to force their beliefs of right and wrong on the rest of our society. The fact is, it happens, and there are supports in place to help victims and laws in place to deal with perpetrators. If it happens behind closed doors, it's nobody else's business. If it spills onto a public street, then it's a situation that's fair game for SNL, or Letterman, or Leno, or anybody else.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  143. cadguy

    I'm sure the charities won't be so "appalled." I would imagine they will still accept his donations. If there is any part of Tiger to "look up to" it is probably his charity. Americans have no one to look up to because they spend all of their time tearing people down. Wonder who's next after Tiger?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Linda

    Not all men are dogs and yes Linda, faithful ones are out there. I meet several every day. My father was faitful to my mother for 52 years and 10 years after her death, he is still faitful to her. Problems were there, but he was faithful. I have friends whose husbands are very faithful. SOme have been married over 30 years, but they are still faitful to their wives. We all look, but being faitful is not difficult. Maybe Christianity has something to do with, but I choose to believe it is respect.
    That is a word Tiger Woods needs to insert into his vocabulary. I think his wife should take him to the cleaners and take everything he has. And she should write a tell all book. If he wanted to keep his life private, then he should have never had affairs. Oh...and Tiger will be very lucky if one of those women does not say "I;m Pregnant". That is why these rich men are soooooo stupid. All these women want is money. Poor boy, will he ever learn?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  145. dhreamchylde

    What's really sad about Tiger's situation is that I would have thought he'd have taken a cue from deceased adulterer NFL star Steve McNair and not continued with his "transgressions", but I guess putting that bullet in the chamber and playing Russian Roulette with your life and the lives of those around you is too much of a temptation.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  146. E Robinson

    Society needs to stop trying to make celebrities role models . Ordinary people do the same thing as celebrities. People drink and drive, take drugs, beat their wives or husbands, and constantly get in trouble. We decide how a celebrity is viewed. We make them into the kings and queens of our society then get mad when they act human or like the ordinary people they are. They we try to torture them for the same thing that people do every minute of the day. They are just here to entertain us. They are not here to be flawless perfect people. Everyone that think Tiger Woods cheating was wrong but everyone has cheated on someone at some time. The way he treated his wife was wrong but he does not owe society an apology. He did not marry us. Therefore, we cannot judge him. That's his wife job. If Tiger want to let his wife beat him with a golf club and not report it that's on him. Is that our problem no. Is Tiger a great golf champion? Yes he is. Should we catagorize his love of golf with his adultry He got caught but he is not our husband.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Brian

    Loneliness is a powerful motivator for human beings - the instinct to not be alone and to feel loved and respected is at the root of everything that makes us human. I make no excuses for Tiger or anyone else who is unfaithful in their marriage, but if one person in a relationship does not feel loved and/or respected, the temptation to stray can often be too great to resist. This is probably doubly true for public figures and celebrities. It just points out that the hardest part about being in a committed relationship is communication - and while it may feel "natural" to fall in love with someone, it must be a conscious commitment on the part of BOTH parties to COMMUNICATE to keep that love going after the initial spark fades to an ember.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Sebastian

    I don't get the people who are saying that he just "messed up." Messing up would be an isolated instance- this appears to be a consistent behavioral pattern over time. This guy was running around with every trashy party girl he could find like a dog in heat (while his wife was 7-9 months pregnant). He thoughtlessly put his wife (and possibly his unborn baby) at risk for HIV and every STD out there- even if he did take precautions, those aren't fullproof. The fact that he's great at something doesn't overshadow the fact that he's a selfish, self-entitled jerk.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  149. coopersmith

    I give Tiger Woods SOME credit for not reacting with violence against his wife who was apparently wailing physically on him. Most men would have had a knee jerk reaction to strike back physically against her. Even though he was however compromised with some sort of substance (pain killers, alcohol..whatever) he had the good sense to remove himself. It is a shame that his lack of violence is perceived as wussy. Would SNL prefer that the story be that she struck him and then he raged against her physically? Tiger Woods, flawed as he is, obviously has little if any capacity for violence. I'm sorry that he has erred. It makes me sad because so many youngsters looked up to him..but I am glad he doesn't react to violence with violence...that truly is to his credit. I know he got himself into all this and he shouldn't be given the time of day..but I am still glad that he took the route he did down the driveway instead of clobbering her "in kind".

    December 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Suzann P

    We have men losing their lives in the Middle East. We have people in this country starving because they are out of work. We have a health reform bill that most Americans don't understand and we have drug use going wild in this country. Do you really think that Tiger cheating on his wife should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. I say the news media should keep their nose out of it and let Tiger and his wife (no mothers) stay in their mansion and figure it out.
    Better yet, call Dr. Phil.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Tanya hubby came up with a great new ad campaign for any pro golfer (that hasn't cheated on his wife, of course)...."I am NOT Tiger Woods!"

    December 7, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  152. tigerfan

    Tiger's wife should have been jailed for assault. If the wedge were in the other hand, Tiger's ass would be in the cage as we speak.

    Forget infidelity. A guy of his stature should not be married in the first place. Walk a mile in his platinum shoes, any of you. I guarantee you would taste a little more than society feels you're entitled to.

    As for golf, this man has done for the sport, what Babe Ruth did for baseball. Get off your high horses and leave him alone.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  153. ZB

    Greatness! The press that has made Tiger into some ridiculous god is now seeing their own idiocy. Enjoy the fall of the "great one". If you enjoy the benefits of being held high, you have to take the heat when it all comes tumbling down.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  154. gs

    Tiger, Tiger burning bright;
    Hitting golf balls outa sight;
    Perhaps the world will see to forgive;
    Your banging girls thruout the night.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  155. chris L

    cnn what the .... The comment I posted was not mean or anything compared to what I see people putting in here, why do you never post any of my comments please e-mail me to let me know what is wrong with this

    Wow, who would have thought, I heard the new count is up to 9. But all in all what does it matter it is not like there are rules to Golf saying ‘do not cheat on spouse’. He is a man people; my question would be is what was wifey not doing, that the others were? And at least all the other women were on the same level (good looking) unlike some of the other people caught up in the same mess *cough* Eddie Murphy, Hugh Grant, Bill Clinton *cough* truth be told why are athletes role models anyway they are human after all so why be appalled when one does what humans do?

    December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  156. C

    Dude, chill. It's a freakin' comedy show

    December 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Tanya

    I think it's funny that people keep saying, "He's human, he messed up." Like he ACCIDENTALLY had affairs with more than one woman, for years, and "made a mistake". Poor guy! He knew what he was doing, knew it was wrong, that's why he kept it all a secret. If it was a one-night stand, and he felt horribly, OK, I can see that happening. But if my hubby did this with numerous women, over and over again, for years, I would find it hard to react rationally, just like Elin. I feel horribly for Elin and her children. Tiger does not deserve them. And he doesn't deserve privacy from us, not when he thought that these girls would keep their mouths shut – not a very intelligent man (but these things happen when you don't think with your brain). She may not be the perfect wife (we don't know), but no one deserves this kind of betrayal. He deserves his money and his fame and his praise for being a talented athelete – that's it.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Jason

    It’s just nature. Men are programmed to spread their genes to as many partners as they can and women are attracted to men with power/money. This means that what makes these men powerful/intelligent gets spread to future generations moreso then the guy working at burger hut. It’s an evolutionary survival tactic and is it helps the human race survive and prosper. I know everyone is calling Tiger a dirt-bag, but what about all these women who also slept with him knowing he was married and/or a father? If these women weren’t attracted to and submitted to his advances this wouldn’t have happened. It’s just two people falling prey to their nature, and nature always wins. It’s why everyone from politicians to popes have always historically had mistresses. I don’t think it’s appropriate calling anyone names when it’s a part of who we all are, it just manifests in the powerful.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  159. SportsFan

    I would agree that yes "he turned down more than he slept with" – probably obvious statement. Strange but obvious. But if reports are true- IF- most were from VIP club rooms in Vegas and NY- not exactly places a man goes trying to avoid the temptations. The women unfortunately – are absolutely part to blame. But my issue particularly is not any of those "juicy" details– I am sad that he used his fame to gather a following of children- of inspiring young athletes – then to act like the media created this image. He created it along with everyone. So with that- does come some responsibility. Charles Barkley was famous for saying that "I am no role model" but you know what– he never put himself out there that way. He played ball. And was sometimes rude- but did not market himself as a brand to youth. He played ball. Tiger will redeem himself. People love to build people up and then knock them down and then celebrate them again with a full interview in People about how they made it back from the darkness. lol But I hope other stars-athletes learn from this. What you create will guide the expectations. (ps syd- I do not think the people posting on cnn can not spell- I think it is that people are blogging and more worried about content then going back and correcting- at least thats my excuse)

    December 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Ashley

    Wow, harsh words people. I don't agree with Janis's opinion up there but guess what, its HER opinion. You don't have to agree nor do you have to bash her. There are opinions are here that go from one extreme (Janis) to the other (Aware) People are entitled to how they feel and who are we to judge them. Now back to Tiger. What he did was wrong but I believe this is a family affair and should be treated as such. We all make mistakes in life but we learn and grow from them. It is those that repeat the same mistakes that my eyebrow is raised at.

    December 7, 2009 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Alex

    I did watch the SNL skit, it was very funny. The point was not about domestic violence, the point was Keenan Thompson's performance.
    Now, If Tiger cheated on his wife, he won't be the first nor the last man (or woman) to do it. The problem is not Tiger. The problem is that our society and culture keep looking at celebrities as role models. When will we learn ?

    December 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Anne

    Domestic violence? Oh, please. If he has in fact cheated with all the women who are claiming he did, he deserved a few scratches and to be chased out of the house with a golf club. What's she supposed to do, thank him?

    December 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Em

    I say leave him alone, its between him and his wife. I also bet that it is more than only four. There are probably a lot of skeletons in that closet! Its in the genes, men can't help it!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Arlene

    @ kj, especially with Rhianna as the musical guest. Stay klassy, SNL!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Mimi

    AMEN Linda of Salt Lake!! They're ALL dogs. I could count the number of truly good men on my big toe-my brother!!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Christopher

    Domestic violence is not funny. It doesn't matter who commits it. Considering who the guest was it was even more tasteless.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Juana C

    I am not an American citizen but have lived in this country for over 40 years. Have been here when Martin Luther King died, Bobby Kennedy, the Vietnam War, 1st. Afghanistan, etc. Love the freedom of speech that there is – however – there is a word called 'respect' and whether it is SNL or any other 'show' I am amazed @ peoples' reactions on Tiger and none on the disrespectful way that SNL portrays the President.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Jason

    You know whats really sad. You have SNL that does nothing in a way of commedy except making fun out of people. To me it comes to show that there is nothing special about that. Back in the 70's and 80's they made up their original skits and jokes. but today they make fun out of anyone just to rake in the ratings. Isn't it sad that thats the best that they can do, and more importantly isn't it sad that we allow the media feed that type of negativity in our lives? This is just a sign that a civilized society, that it only proves we are not civilized to each other. I say its his personal affairs and not ours. Also, we don't need to know everyone about anyone celebrity or not unless they want us to.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  169. gapeach

    Just goes to show.....image is nothing but an image and has nothing to do with who or what something/someone really is. Maybe one day everyone will stop putting these celebrities and sports figures on a pedastal.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Syd

    This is funny....people learn how to spell please!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Howard

    Most of us like to see that our "heroes" do, after all, have feet of clay. I doubt that so much might've been made of this incident if it weren't for the Mr. Perfect image Tiger has cultivated for himself. The media loves to jump on apparent hypocrisy faster than anything. Look at Barney Frank, the gay congressman from Massachusetts. No one pays any attention to his sexual preference because he makes no bones about it. On the other hand, a certain senator, know for his holier than thou conservative positions, was crucified for his "wide stance" in an airport toilet.

    The lesson here is that public figures should think twice about creating an image they may not be able to live up to.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Gus

    What's with all the bible thumping. WIth all the 'ye' and 'lest' and 'thou'. Dressing up an opinion in theological cloth is still a judgement. Leave the glass houses out of it. Tiger doesn't deserve a wife and kids nor does anyone else who steps out on their spouse.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  173. jj

    This is where this belongs – on SNL, not the nightly news.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Debra R

    Just because Tiger is a male and a scumbag, does not excuse domestic violence. If she really wants to hurt him she should leave him and sue him.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Derrick

    @tom ferrante, what do you mean "an african american will always be an african american"? Are you suggesting that only Black men cheat? I have many white male friends and I don't know one that hasn't or still is cheating on their spouse or mate. Not to say that it's right. Tiger did what he did because of his own selfish reason, no one else is to blame. His only problem right now is to stay with her. He's already going to be paying for the rest of his life. Why add to the amount. Obviously this wasn't a marriage built on love. Why try to impress the public now? The cat is out the bag. To stay would only mean more financial turmoil.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Manny

    Well Janis.... and all the others like you....
    Stop looking up to Tiger if you think he's not the guy you thought he was. YES I did a big mistake, he's a HUMAN, we all do mistakes in our life, some are bigger then others. What he did was not right and I don't approve it. I don't think him the first men on heart to be unfaithful.... and he's unfortunately not the last... but I did not kill or rape anybody... Because he's the biggest athlete in the world, the Medias and all of you are making a VERY PERSONAL mistake such a big deal. What about all the great things he did for his sports, for the community, for black people and his foundation... A lot of people are forgetting those things pretty fast. Let Tiger and his family fix there family problems alone... But remember what this guy made for the WORLD, I think he deserves from all of us, a little bit more respect.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  177. rover

    yes Tiger screwed up and he will literally pay for it because it will cost him money. But the bigger issue is that we can see how society perceives superstar athletes, that they are fantastic in their sport and therefore they can do no wrong in other areas of their lives ( people still believe that OJ didn't kill his wife ).....So when they screw up it's such a big shock for many people

    December 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  178. aware

    monogamy is overrated, we have been made to believe that infidelity is a grave violation; that is all.
    it is simply a belief that we have believed for a very long time and turned it into a "truth."
    I'm not supporting dishonesty, but neither do I support the institution of marriage as it is typically defined.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  179. d. southerlan

    Like so many other gifted athletes, Tiger obviously feels "entitled." He does whatever he pleases without fear of retribution or accountability. My intuition is that he doesn't regret his actions as much as he regrets getting caught.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Sandi

    I agree. Move on and give these people some privacy. I laughed out loud when one PR specialist being interviewed on CNN was commenting on the insane media attention; i.e. camped out at their house; at the scene of the accident, etc. She said, and I'm paraphrasing, "I'm surprised they (reporters) didn't try to interview the fire hydrant!. That about says it all.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  181. DOUBLE STANDARD !!!!!

    This is a horrible double standard . the way Chris Brown and other men have been villified and run out of town in the press for violence against their partners is a shame if it is a joking matter that Tiger was assaulted by his wife. To be honest, I could care less about any of it , I think certain matters should be hands off by the press-PERIOD. Spousal trouble and family issues should not be the "news of the day" no matter what it involves. Furthermore, who is making these PEOPLE role models! No one is perfect, these athletes, music people are PEOPLE like the rest of us, they eat food, use the toilet , cheat on their wives, get in fights and use drugs! WHY oh why does the public and media put these fools on pedestals? Playing golf or basketball has never equaled role model to me.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Brian MacCartney

    Sadly I am no longer suprised by this behavior. Society seems to be dumbing down its standards for acceptable behavior. Mr Woods does know better and that he gave in is just too bad. But in this day and age what else should we expect anymore?

    December 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  183. EDW

    Amazing how some of you trolls turn this into a Black thing. Like many of the high profile governors haven't gotten caught with their pants down.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Mark

    Janis, are you actually schocked that a billionaire in his 30's with access to countless woman wouldn't fool around? What does this have to do with how he was raised? Tiger isn't evil, he is human, just like the woman trying to milk this for attention and money. And if he did this BEFORE having kids, that is better than after he had the kids. I guarantee you NO person with his money and power has been faithful (that includes woman). To believe otherwise is incredibly naive. People in his position simply should not marry, period.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  185. lance corporal

    it's always the mans fault right? and ONLY his fault?!? what about the women who chase rich guys like they are on the hunt?? men aren't perfect we have our issues but unless you've ever been rich, a gifted sports figure, a person of power, a popular musician, actor or in almost any way on stage you have no idea how women just throw themselves at you and the EXTREME behaviour they will go to to seduce you, even tho you realize it's not YOU they want to have sex with, they don't know you and will never because of the fame/power/talent infused blinders they wear but you get enough attractive ass (that's not objectifying, it is descriptive, those women already objectified themselves...)shoved in your face there is a biological reaction and at some point on occasion you give in, maybe as in most other things there is plenty of blame to go around and demonizing ONE PART of the equation will never solve the problem, it is societal and situational, take a young healthy man away from his family and CONSTANTLY have attractive women BEGGING him to have sex with them in extremely sexy ways and watch what happens on occasion, I'll bet tiger turned away ALOT more women than he didn't, why not turn your anger on the women who debase themselves and bear a HUGE responsibility in these situations????

    December 7, 2009 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  186. SportsFan

    Many athletes have fell from grace- that is for sure. I am with the majority that think everyone is human- makes mistakes. But what has gotten me withthis from the beginning is this- this was not a 1) one night transgression that he regretted and we are finding out about it 2 years later– that would be between he and his wife 2) or even if he had an assistant or a nike rep that he traveled with and an emotional connection developed that he again must deal within his family– This is systematic and planned and on going. If even half of what has came out is true– this is not trangression that should be private. This is him missing a piece somewhere in his person. This was ongoing- in clubs- arranging for women to meet him in other countries- texts and voicemails. This was going on within days of his accident. Asking for his mistress to do him favor and cover? this is not an apologetic man- or a man that was in the midst of a huge personal change. So why does that make it different to me? Because he actually profitted off his "value" image- his role model image. He was a part of that- he decided to market and make money off that. It was not the world who did that alone. So yes- he created that along with Nike and charities etc. He did not just sell his golf lessons. So for him to take that stance- and then just create an alternate world. Well I do not think he can cry foul- or privacy demands. This is what he had to have known would occur if ONE girl came out– just one is all it took. Then they all follow. And it does not make it okay- those first scenarios I descibed. But you could understand how a man is human and made a mistake. This is no mistake. He intended his actions- repeatedly. So he needs to understand that is why the public outcry. That is my thought.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  187. KJC

    Easy now. These are "allegations" of an affair. The public and the media do not know what really happened. Many of these accusers may just be more 'aspiring reality TV stars' trying to get their 15 minutes of fame.

    And even if he did, so what? He will have made the same mistake(s) that half of our politicans have made. If the leaders of our Government are allowed to get away with infidelity, why can't the leader of the PGA?

    December 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Paul

    Tiger is just like the rest of us, he has human faults that will turn people against him. The people who shout the loudest are the hypocrites that want to bring him down to make themselves look better. We all fall short in the eyes of God. Tiger will learn from this experience, and eventually become a better man. Let him work on his spirituality, and he'll find his way. In the meantime, I hear many who think they are without sin, casting stones in his direction. Let these people look at themselves, and "judge not, lest they be judged". Peace be with you this holiday season, my brothers and sisters.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Denise Dunn

    Tiger is human and he made mistakes. I do not judge him and neither should anyone else. That said, I do not condone cheating nor double standards. Tiger and his wife have some things to work out and it's their business not ours. If Michael Vick still has a career after his crimes, then Tiger should have a career after his transgressions. Perhaps sports figures are looked up to WAY too much? No one is perfect and everyone make mistakes and children should NOT be raised to worship these athletes or singers or actors, etc. I'm just saying...

    December 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Mel S.

    Tiger Woods is a GOLFER. It is none of my business what he does OFF the course. He had an affair; that's between him and his family. Let's move on.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Paul

    Wow evil exists (not exits) in almost everyone? Everyone makes mistakes and it can't be blamed on "the evil that exists in almost everyone". He made very poor choices and now he has to live it with (as does his family). How does anyone presume to think they know how he was raised? Give me a break. Be appalled (vice appauled*), not everyone can adhere to proper morals, just as you can't take the time to properly spell check. Perhaps you can teach Tiger how to be a better man.

    *Those of us named Paul are appalled at the misspelling of this word. No U, two L’s please. And it’s certainly not “uphauled”!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  192. fredricka

    Go Tiger! Bang as many hot women as you can!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Ron E.

    Let Ye without sin, cast the first stone.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Donna

    That bunch of ladies spurred on by checkbook journalism/tabloid press. Super sphinx probaby does have a wandering eye and other body parts, but should we believe everything his cubs are saying? I bet Tiger wishes he had them sign a pre-adultery agreement to keep their mouths shut.

    We shouldn't allow ourselves to be distracted from issues that matter: war, joblessness, shrinking middle class, education, urban crime . . . Let it go.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Stephen Loomis

    What am I missing here?

    Why is every celebrities bedroom life open for discussion? I wonder who Arnold Palmer slept with in his career. Lets waste more journalistic resources on this right now!

    Mr Woods hits a golf ball very well, and for that we're obligated to judge his daily life? Get off your pompous, self-righteous soap-box and leave the man alone.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Christina King

    He's not a Tiger...he a Cheetahhh

    December 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Mike

    Janis – What could you possibly know about "the way he was raised"?

    Women don't watch golf, so Tiger won't lose a dime of endorsement revenue.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  198. jayhsee


    I am apalled at your spelling.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Jody Richards

    Cheating is very selfish, I feel so bad for Elin for actually trusting him as a husband and a friend.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Ynotbbad

    Tiger's transgressions are truly that – his transgressions. He is no different than the multitude of sports figures that were unfaithful to their wives. I am not shocked nor thilled to learn about his issues. Tiger will learn a difficult yet valuable lesson – pubic people have no private lives. More importantly, the current news media enjoys illustrating the flaws of others while masquerading it as news. How many other famous people could we be reading about considering about 50% of all marriages fail. Let us report them all right after the obituaries in the paper.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Nick G

    Do I agree with Tiger cheating? Of course not, but let's not crucify him either. He's not a god, he's a man, and a damn good golfer! What happened is between him, his wife and whatever lady was involved. It's pathetic that so many blood-thirsty vultures are clawing at any morsel of wrongness to throw stones and bring down a golfing legend, just because it's their only shot. Disgusted? Appaulled? Get a life and stop judging the blown-out-of-proportion lives of celebs.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Rob Klukoff

    Lighten up, Janis. He should only be looked up to as a golfer. What he did was not right or to be condoned, but be appauled at murder, molestation, an rape....not infidelity.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Christy Lorenz

    Oh how the might have fallen!! I once had a lot of respect for Tiger and thought he would be a good role model for my boys. We put these people on a pedastal and expect them to be better people than we are. Tiger might be a good golfer, but he is a lousy husband! I doubt any sponsors will be dumping him for his transgressions, but I sure hope his wife dumps him....and takes him for every million she can get!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Tia Du

    Sad to hear that Woods' wife will continue to stick by his side. How can she stand to look at him everyday knowing what has happened. Money is not everything....self worth, respect and love is priceless.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Evan

    Why was he ever someone to look up to in the first place? Society needs to get its head on straight. Just because someone can hit a ball with a club doesn't make them some sort of saint or role model. The role models should be at home. Rich men who are away from their homes all the time and have women throwing themselves at them are never going to be good role models for children, that's just how it works.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  206. LBW

    I'm shocked too. I hear the count is up to four now.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Swimjunkie04

    So over this story...who the heck cares what he does with his life. Why waste time delving into this topic when there are much more sinister and disgusting things in the world to be worried about. C'mon America!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Monica Duncan

    I think all the attention given to Tiger Woods is unbelieveable! Of course, this is my opinion only, but I believe this is a personal matter and is no one else's business. There are many other important issues that need to be focused on, not how many women Tiger Woods may have slept with!

    December 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  209. curtis martin

    TIger's behavior is pretty typical of people who were brought up to be over-acheivers by controlling, domineering parents who controlled their offspring's every action. That kind of opression and domination is what leads to the control-freak's son or daughter "going nuts" after getting away from the parent–by distance, by law, or, as in this case, by death. See not only Tiger's case, but also Michael Jackson's and Brittany Spears'. Parents who try to "help" their children by repressing every thought and action the parent doesn't think is "good" only results in a son or daughter without a true, natural sense of right and wrong–only a desire to feel free by rebelling against their previoius emotional imprisonment.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Julie Parker

    So because someone messed up and made a bad choice we are going to say we can no longer look up to them. Aren't we all human? He messed up, apologized, so lets move on. Keep his personal life out of your own. Why is this a big deal? Today people judge because they are unhappy with their own lives, so think about all the mistakes we ourselves have made before we critize everyone around us.

    December 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Skeetz

    @Janis: Hi Janis, please don't discount what Tiger has done for the golf universe. He's turned on more people to the game than he has women to himself and that is a great service to the sport. Furthermore Tiger has also brought "Huge" to the mainstream in the purported voicemail he left. Even in his time of strife he's giving us gold and I applaud him for it. From now on I'm saying "huge" instead of thanks.

    EG: "would you like fries with that?" "yes, huge, quickly."

    December 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  212. LionelRaoul

    Evil seems a bit harsh but his actions are definitely disgraceful. I find it amusing that he hides behind his principle of privacy with total disregard for the principles of honesty, marriage, family, and honoring the legacy of his father. It's time for him to completely own up to what's he's done and to start making a mends with both his family and the public whom he owes for much of his reported billion dollar worth through endorsement deals.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Joe Kish

    You go Tiger LOL....why he ever got married in the first place is beyond me,,,Tiger! if you diviorce please do every man a favour and never get married or live with a woman have the have the have the your life with freedom and be happy.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  214. betty, North Carolina

    The combination of rich, successful high-testosterone men and opportunistic women yields the same result for many rich and famous men. Especially those that are frequently away from home. These men are slaves to their sex drive, and simply say "why not?"

    December 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  215. ibivi

    Image control. That's what it is all about. He had a roving eye before he got married. Too bad he didn't grow up. It was just a matter of time before his secret life blew up in his face.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Rhonda

    Amanzing how many people are criticizing Tiger. Was it previously not known that he is human and makes mistakes like all humans? Do those harshly judging him reside in glass houses? Tiger's issues are between him & God, and him & Elin. Get off his case. He did not ask you to place on a pedestal.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Tamed Tiger

    Looks like the Devil cashed the check on this Faustian bargain.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  218. tom ferrante

    not that i dissagree but how the hell do u know how he was raised?

    December 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Bonnie

    Abuse is wrong regardless of the victim. SNL wouldn't dare poke fun at Rhianna getting beaten by Chris Brown but they find it acceptable to joke about a woman beating a man? A man should never lay a hand on the woman regardless of the reasons. The same should be said for a woman never having the right to ever lay a hand on a man. The man can't fight back, so it's wrong for the woman to ever throw a punch regardless of what the man did.

    These are some big double standards with the public and the media! It's unfortunate that CNN couldn't bring this to light instead of joining in on the laughing.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Randy Foley

    So SNL used their usual trick of mocking current events, this time being "Cheetah" Woods. Too bad, as usual, it wasn't funny. Talented actors, lousy writers. Even I could do better...

    December 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  221. blah

    who cares if you're appalled? this isn't news. CNN should fire most of its so-called reporters and get back to covering news......oh wait that would cut profits!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Linda, Salt Lake

    Let's face it - men are men and this is typical behavior of men with power (and even those with none). I've lived 50 years and have yet to find a loyal and faithful man. Good luck Elin .

    December 7, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Dan

    Cheating on his wife, before, during, and after having his children. What a dirt bag.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Pat Martin

    This looks like a 33 year old that never had a normal childhood. Sheltered by his father and golf, he never had a chance to do what most teenagers and early twenties men do. Now that his father is not here to run his life he is going crazy and thinks no one will find out.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Wisdom Hurts

    I didn't see SNL, but wouldn't have enjoyed watching anyways. You know, none of us is perfect, to try to be, to me, is the object that we are taught as young Christians. It's admirable to go down the right road, and do the things that we are taught are "right" by the commandments in the Bible. But we all have our shortcomings. I think that his decisions were dumb, selfish, and arrogant, and that he will pay for that. To crucify the guy on national t.v. like he is the only one to ever make those choices is so wrong. Should it be discussed as a lesson to us all, yes, but to continue to JUDGE him for his "transgressions" is not our job. That's just the way I see it. Good day, all, and Merry Christmas!

    December 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Red

    Domestic violence is never a laughing matter, regardless of fame or gender.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  227. John Doe

    Janis, learn how to spell. It's "exists", not "exits". And it's "appalled", not "appauled".

    December 7, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  228. kj

    As I watched the SNL skit, spoofing Tiger and his wife at a CNN news conference with Blitzer, I couldn't help but think that if the situation were reversed (husband physically assaulting the wife) we would have been more horrified at the inference of domestic abuse. Instead, we laughed along with the audience. Do I sense a double standard when it comes to domestic violence and our willingness to accept it when the violence is perpetrated from female to male?

    December 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Janis Eliason

    Well, Tiger Woods is no longer someone to look up to, is he?
    I guess evil exits in almost everyone. But I never once thought it would be Tiger. He has a long road ahead for kids to look up to him again, but what about his family. That certainly was not the way he was raised. Cheating on his wife prior to having his children. It's disgusting to say the least. I'm appauled.

    December 7, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |

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