Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Needs to Get Right With God
Posted on 05/05/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Tiger Woods failed to make the cut yesterday at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C. the second straight year he has done so.
It is the first time in his otherwise illustrious pro career he has missed the cut at the same event more than once.
Tiger attributed his failure to make the weekend in Charlotte to swing changes he has been working on with his coach Sean Foley.
But I dont think it has anything to do with swing changes. I believe Tigers on-the-course struggles not only this week, but the past two years have everything to do with his faith life.
Indeed, for much of his golf career, Tiger was blessed on and off the course.
He won 71 times on the PGA Tour from 1996 to 2009, including 14 major championships. He married a loving, supportive woman who bore him two beautiful children. He amassed a net worth of more than $500 million between his golf earnings and commercial endorsements, according Forbes magazine.
Woods believed he did it all on his own. Not once did he give God glory for his extraordinary success.
I think it was no coincidence that God came calling on the prideful golfer on Thanksgiving Day 2009. First there was Tigers car accident. Then public exposure of his secret sin. Then his stunning fall from grace.
Tiger thought he could put it all behind with his February 2010 apology, which was broadcast live on national television.
I am deeply sorry, he said, for my irresponsible and selfish behavior. And he promised to be a better man.
Part of following that path, Tiger added, was returning to Buddhism, which his Thai mother taught him at a young age, but from which he had drifted in his adult life.
But Tiger has found no redemption in Buddhism. Because the redemption he longs for comes only from the one true God, not false deities like Buddha (or Vishnu or Ra or any other).
Until Tiger recognizes that, until he asks Gods forgiveness for his sins, until he acknowledges that every good and perfect gift with which we has been blessed comes from the Almighty, the fallen golfer will remain a lost soul on and off the course.
If only Tiger had sung God’s praise, he would have qualified for the cup. Sounds logical.
There can be only one.
Methinks he needs to quit changing his swing. God has nothing to do with it.
Im sure as soon as he does though he will be back at the top of the leader board in no time....
I am too and I agonize over his falling. You mention faith, and I will accept that, but I believe there is nothing else in his "core" that is keeping him together in his life.
He was most successful while his father was alive, when his coach was Butch Harmon and his caddy Williams. They're all gone now, as is his wife (but I'm not putting her into the equation since no one knows what kind of a relationship they had.
My advice to Tiger is, make amends with your old coach and caddy and try to start over from where you left off..no one can argue that it was a winning combination when they were all together.
And work on your personal life.........
“If only Tiger had sung Gods praise, he would have qualified for the cup. Sounds logical.”
And how do we explain his March win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational?
He’s way too full of himself to get it right.
Maybe Buddha can help him lol.
You and people like you are the reason many have left this site.
Who are you to cast judgement upon another as to his faith/beliefs?
I’ve been saying for a long time now...Tiger will never win another major. He may win a tournament but not a major. I know he is young and things do change but he has got to get his head right and completely back into the game. I just don’t think he has the ‘stuff’ to do that.
Tiger has all the charm of a DMV employee.
What the hell is the matter with you anyway?
I’ll bet you if there was some pussy at the 18th hole you could hack it!
Sir, yes, sir!
Norm MacDonald (who got booted from SNL for being their only Republican) has a great standup routine for Woods:
“Well, won another cup. Fans are cheering wildly. I wonder what I should do? I know! I’ll go back to my room! Maybe I’ll order room service. Hello, room service? I’d like a chicken salad sandwich. What’s that? No, I DON’T want a b-— job to end all b-—jobs. I just want a chicken salad sandwich. And can I get an eighth of a pickle with that? Thanks!”
The link between holiness and worldly success/failure cannot be deciphered by man. A Catholic like me would detect a Calvinist strain in your thesis, CD. Many a mobster died in bed in a mansion at a ripe old age surrounded by adoring family.
“What God has giveth, He shall taketh.”
He’s still throwing clubs. What a jerk.
Is he the only one on the tour with that characteristic or the only one who gets the camera?
You may be correct.
Buddha isn’t a god, and it’s not really comparable with gods or God worship. As such, the comparison should be with golf, in that, since only God can make him a good golfer, he should stop golfing and pray to God.
He is a malignant narcissist.
So why aren’t you winning majors?
“Back in 1994, the man set a record that is likely to stand forever. Playing his first round of golf on a regulation, PGA-style, 18-hole course, Kim Jong Il scored 11 holes-in-one while he carded a stunning 38 UNDER par.”
I guess that’s because Kim was such a good Christian.
Spoken like a 12-year-old.
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