No Matter What Tiger Woods Says Or Does Tomorrow - His Image Will NEVER Be What It Was Before Bimbogate
It really doesn't matter how many times Tiger Woods says "I apologize" or how contrite he may appear at his tightly scripted and showcased public statement tomorrow. He will always be a shadow of his former public self.
He has lost many fans forever. He has earned the scorn and ridicule of his golfing peers. He has been the butt of jokes and on the front page of nearly every single gossip rag. He has lost millions of dollars and might have lost his wife. Despite all of that, I don't think Tiger Woods understands that he has lost his clearly cultivated public image forever.
No matter how many tournaments he wins or endorsements he's granted or how much more money he earns, there will be an article, interview, or blog that will mention his latest achievement in tandem with a prominent, but off-hand mention of his monstrous sex scandal.
From now on, if Tiger Woods is seen with a woman that is not his wife, it will be reported and questioned. He will never have the privacy he has so desperately craved during his career. And it will be many years before any believes anything he says without a raised eyebrow of doubt.
Tiger Woods is officially the Hester Prynne of professional athletics and he has no one to blame for his status but Tiger Woods. And that's how it should be.