Has Tiger Woods Fully Recovered from his 2009 Scandal?
If you think back to the cheating scandal that Tiger Woods was involved with in 2009, you might wonder if he has and will fully recover from it all. When you ask various people what they think, there will certainly be a variety of responses.
Tiger Woods disappointed many fans when he admitted to cheating on his then wife, Elin Nordegren. The scandal gained even more momentum when a further dozen plus women made it public that they had affairs with the number one golfer in the world. In addition, they made text and voicemail messages available to the public that proved their various accusations. This scandal led to a divorce nine months later between Woods and Nordegren. Nordegren ended up with a speculated 110$ million settlement and joint custody of their two children.
The divorce settlement was not the only financial knock that Tiger Woods had to suck up. According to the Business Insider, Woods lost a further $22 million through several endorsement deals that were cancelled during 2010. Numerous people predicted that Tiger would struggle to recover from this type of public scandal, especially getting back to being the best golfer in the world. Were they right in their prediction?
Where does Tiger Woods Feature Today?
At 37 years old, Tiger Woods managed to win 50% of all the golfing events that he played in thus far. Moreover, he is back on top of the famous Forbes list as the world’s highest paid athlete, after he banked $78.1 million in 2012 alone. In 2012 he slipped to number three on the World Golf Rankings for the first time in 11 years, but since then he has managed to claw his way back to the top and is currently ranked the number one golfer in the world once more.
Woods has a new girlfriend, the Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, in his life since March 2013 and she made her first major appearance on the arm of Woods in May at the Met Costume Institute Gala. A month later he talked about the relationship for the first time in a People magazine interview. According to Vonn they are extremely happy and very comfortable together. She claims that they are very similar and that they relate well with one another, mainly because they both are at the top of their respective sports.
Does this mean that Woods’ public image finally recovered?
If you asked the general public and his biggest fans throughout the world, you will definitely encounter dissimilar answers and responses to this question. A vast majority of people will tell you that as long as Tiger keeps on playing great golf, win majors and top the World Golf Rankings there will be no real after affect from his 2009 scandal. The Tiger Woods brand has already started recovering, or so it seems if you look at where his golfing career is heading again.
Many sport stars who went through similar scandals, like Kobe Bryant for instance, usually end up recovering through concentrating on their sports careers and making sure that they excel in what made them famous in the first place. Tiger Woods is no exception and focusing on his phenomenal professional golf career will ensure that his image recovers fully.
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