I normally don’t like to cover stories about people getting arrested. I do it when it is a Bravo personality, which is more often than you’d think. But it’s never fun. But Tiger Woods mugshot from today was kind of an odd gut punch. I don’t follow golf. I’ve never been a fan of Tiger Woods. Yet I was struck by this mugshot. What the hell is happening with this guy? How did we get here?
So I started reading through the news reports. I noticed that he was referred to as a single father of two. That made me wonder if Elin Nordegren had brought their children back from Sweden. She has about four years ago. She lives close to where Tiger lives. They have been sharing custody and were in a good place regarding co-parenting.
Tiger had recently had back surgery to fuse a part of his spine. He had said recently that his focus was on being careful not to twist are jar his back while it heals together and his children. He refused to take a breathalyzer which leads to an automatic arrest and a year’s suspension of his license. Some reports claim he was “arrogant” when he was arrested. I expect his lawyers to say that Tiger had just left work and was very tired and that he was also taking prescription medications for his back.
And yet he was arrested at 3 am this morning for DUI. Reports indicate he was not headed in the direction of his house. Tiger has a bar in Juniper and lives a short drive to the north. His arrest took place south of his bar. Where was he going at three am? Who was with him in the car?
But this mugshot though. He clearly hasn’t shaved in days, his hair is disheveled, he just looks bad. He’s only 41 years old. Despite allegedly driving drunk into a tree shortly before his wife came after him with a golf club followed by divorce papers, this is Tiger’s first arrest.
Is anyone else feeling some kinda way about this? Maybe it is the really bad weather that we are having in Atlanta that makes everything seem gloomy today. I was just wondering what y’all thought.