What grade would you give Tiger Woods on his apology speech?

By now, you’ve heard what Tiger Woods had to say. If you haven’t, it might be time to check the old pulse.

The post-speech analysis–and there’s plenty of it–seems to split down the middle.

Communication and branding experts found Tiger sincere.


ESPN columnist Bill Simmons did not.

As every element of Tiger’s speech is broken down, from the malfunctioning camera to 40 solemn souls in attendance, we wonder what AJC nation’s take on the whole thing is.

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most sincere, how sincere would you rate Tiger Woods' apology?

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Was Tiger Woods sincere in his apology speech?

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Cody

February 19th, 2010
8:11 pm

Col

February 19th, 2010
8:35 pm

Leave the man alone, just remember it takes two to tango there is not 1xperson on this planet that hasn’t done the wrong thing in one way or another. Every time some puts him down they just lower themselves I would suggest to pick the log from our own eye’s before we pick the spec from from other peoples. What would any of us do if put in the same position ? As for the people who follow his children that is a low act they must be hartless and small minded.

Worm

February 19th, 2010
8:57 pm

Tigger just got a little confused..Was supposed to be practicing Buddhism, but instead was practicing “Bootyism”..Could be an ebonics thing!

SouthernGal

February 19th, 2010
9:27 pm

The only apology he owed was to his family and his sponsors.

FNFAL

February 19th, 2010
9:44 pm

Haha, worm.

Although Tiger is half African, he clearly identifies with the other, Asian, half. Nothing wrong with that.

The biggest problem I have with this whole thing is he got married. If he hadn’t gotten married, the whole thing means nothing. He wanted to be the big pimp. His wife is a just another HO. I mean, just look at that pimpmobile he “drove” into the whatever he drove it into. The pimped-out Escalade.

Now he’s got 2 multi-spectrumed kids, a HO wife, his pimpmobile is wrecked, his other HO’s are running for cover, and all these WHITE mofo’s are coming down on him!

Po Tyger.

Atl Resident

February 19th, 2010
9:46 pm

So Tiger got some issues, Charlie Sheen got some serious issues too, so why do we keep making a big deal on Tiger, let’s move on.

Rick

February 19th, 2010
10:00 pm

Tiger is a loser. Simple as that.

Sid

February 19th, 2010
10:01 pm

Hey Atl
Learn the english language you dope. It’s Tiger HAS and Sheen HAS. Not got. Sheesh.

Val

February 19th, 2010
10:04 pm

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

oldfart

February 19th, 2010
10:04 pm

He held a “press conference” that was no such thing. He read a carefully prepared statement and allowed no questions in front of cameras going out to the world. His issues are no longer private by his own doing and over matters that were his own doing that he has now made public. I don’t feel entitled to any explanation or apology from the guy but don’t expect me to accept such blatant hypocrisy without calling bs.

FNFAL

February 19th, 2010
10:06 pm

I misspoke. Tyger’s ho’s aren’t running for cover. They’re lining up for big paydays. I just watched the ajc’s video feed of the Gloria Alred’s client. You know, the PORNSTAR?

This get funnier and funnier.

FNFAL

February 19th, 2010
10:08 pm

This gets funnier and funnier, that is.

Grace

February 19th, 2010
10:18 pm

A tiger can’t change his stripes.

Loser

February 19th, 2010
10:19 pm

His mother was the only one who looked sorry.

SKEGEE51

February 19th, 2010
10:21 pm

WHO CARES??? With no sponsors he will still win tournaments!! until the PGA,and it sponsors of these tourneys tell TIGER he is not welcome,well I CARE LESS..DID WE ASK WILT FOR AND APOLOGY FOR THE 20K HE SLEPT WITH.LOOK AT THE HAWKS/FALCON GAMES AT ALL THE FREE CAT WAITING TO SAY I HAD THAT JOCK RIGHT THERE…GET A LIFE TIGER playing golf puts a lot of people to work and a lot of advertising dollars back into this economy.PLUS he has a RIGHT TO GET MAD AT SOME PUNK REPORTER TRYING TO ASK HIS KIDS ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR DAD….HELP HELP TIGER I’LL STUMP A FEW OF THEM FOR YOU!!! SORRY MEDIA TRIED TO BREAK ANOTHER BLACK Athlete. TIGER STILL HAS HIS HOUSES/CARS/FAMILY/MONEY…LOL…LOL FROM A BABY SITTER TO A MILLIONAIRE,HE LOWERED HIS STANDARDS FROM THE START….

What a baby

February 19th, 2010
10:31 pm

Calm down, SKEGEE51. You’re a little hysterical. Oh, I get it. You’re pulling the race card. Poor, pitiful little victim. Waah!

Sad

February 19th, 2010
10:34 pm

Yeah, right. The media’s only goal is to bring down black athletes…really? Do you hear yourself? What a load of b*s! You’ll never succeed when if you keep finding excuses and blaming everyone. Grow up, grow some, get busy and build a life. Then you won’t have time to whine and complain.

OedipusTax

February 19th, 2010
10:42 pm

Hard to imagine him doing a better short talk. He had the essentials. Talk is cheap. Saying one is sorry doesn’t mean a whole lot. One says one is sorry through the amends process, and that requires action. He asks to be trusted again someday in the future, which is all anybody in recovery can hope for, or ask for. So, I believe he’s sincere, and as he said, he’s got lots of work to do.

colorblind

February 19th, 2010
11:07 pm

enuf

February 19th, 2010
11:32 pm

Enough already? How many of the people keeping this thing going are guilty of infidelity. If you believe the statistics, about half. Important things are occuring in the world. This is between Tiger and his wife. The rest of us have no legitimate need to know!!!

Rub My Belly.....Puhleeze

February 19th, 2010
11:48 pm

Buddhism, but instead was practicing “Bootyism”

How Funny! Good One!

Reid Adair

February 20th, 2010
1:03 am

If Tiger felt he “deserved to enjoy the temptations” of being a celebrity, as he said today, he never should have gotten married.

Period.

David Granger

February 20th, 2010
2:15 am

It’s impossible to talk yourself out of a problem you’ve behaved yourself into.
He’d have been a lot better off just to hand out a written statement. This little staged “You can sit quietly and listen, but don’t say anything” pseudo press conference hurts him rather than helps. For one thing, it reinforces his image as a control freak. His “crisis manager” must be a blithering idiot.

Diamond

February 20th, 2010
2:25 am

I really think its non of my business nor anyone elses. He is not the only men to cheat in the public eye and certainly not the only man to get caught. They ALL cheat. If you got women throwing their azzzzz at you 24/7 as a celebrity, a man is bound to grab it. It the nature of the beast.

Pretty Red

February 20th, 2010
3:57 am

Thank you Diamond, you commented very well. It’s time to move on. NEXT!

RP

February 20th, 2010
4:44 am

Lets move on and hopefully he will get it together Why in the hell would Tiger apologize to any of the women? They knew that he was married. If anything an apology should be given to Tiger’s family. When a person can not get satisfaction from having sex usually has a deeper problem that needs to be discovered. We all know that the women that slept with Tiger are going to milk the whole situation as mich as possible. Trust me , if there was a way that the women could get some of Tigers money it would be on. Keep your legs closed to married men,

Tom

February 20th, 2010
5:28 am

I am not the one that needs to make that decision…Ask that question to his wife and those that are close to him that were hurt by his infidelities.

mO

February 20th, 2010
6:13 am

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IMO

February 20th, 2010
6:25 am

IMO Elin is being held against her will with a threat of jail and the lose of the children. I believe Furman Bisher’s blog, Elin kicked his butt and Tiger needed plastic surgery. How else do you explain his 3 month disapperance (heal time). Also how do you explain a woman willing to stay with a man with at least 19 alleged known affairs? He’s holding the beating against her because if he spills the balls she could face jail time for assault with a deadly weapon in Florida subsequently losing the children. I’ve been a fan of his golf game for a long time my kids are fans too. I just don’t think he’s credible on any of this. He thinks he’s entitled to way too much and would use his celebrity to stop and do whatever it takes to make this woman pretend to love him. Sad

opinion

February 20th, 2010
6:49 am

tiger woods is a men. men should be always faithfull as is options. by doing destruction of his private life he prove himself as a men. whatever the laws in daytime…….when lights goes off , everyone is sleeping with everyone.

victoria

February 20th, 2010
6:49 am

Tiger sounded like he was reading some script written by someone else. He could have made a better impact and been more sincere if he had taken that script and crumbled it up on camera and said ” I’m going to speak from my heart”. Even though it is really none of our business, he does claim to have that image of a family man through his foundations and kids clinics. Thats what I have a problem with…

John 3:16

February 20th, 2010
6:59 am

Tiger need only ask forgiveness from his wife and God. Unfortunately, he has a very shaky relationship, at best, with his wife and no relationship with God. That is not a very good formula for success.

scoooterDOO

February 20th, 2010
7:26 am

THE DEFINITION OF BOOTYISM IS TO BE AT ONE WITH THE BOOTY! YOU CAN TAKE THE TIGER OUT OF THE JUNGLE BUT YOU CAN`T TAKE THE JUNGLE OUT OF THE TIGER. WHO CARES? IT`S BETWEEN HIM AND HIS WIFE BUT I WILL SAY I CHEATED ONE TIME AND MY MARRIAGE WAS OVER. MONEY DOES TALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephen Hawkins

February 20th, 2010
7:55 am

$20 Bucks the Schmelz Kid Picks his nose and eats it!

Pro Handicapper

February 20th, 2010
7:59 am

I say the “press conference” was “below par”. Just sayin………

trump

February 20th, 2010
8:11 am

For Tiger, 18 holes are just not enough.

Tell It Like It Is

February 20th, 2010
8:20 am

Tiger is what Tiger is. He has an ego that stretches to the stars. However, he needs an ego to survive in the position he occupies not only in America but the world. He is a golf icon. I appreciate his golf game. His personal life is of no concern of mine. He has apologized and should say no more. Let his game do the talking.

DAVID: Media Truth Detector

February 20th, 2010
9:03 am

YES..yes…yes…..IT IS Damage Control for TIGER Enterprises…..The MEDIA that created the mythology of the perfect #10,,,the all-around, perfect man…THE ROBOT, known as TIGER WOODS….is now perfectly flawed…A Media that creates you….Will also destroy you..For destroying the MYTH it created for the $$$$$$$.

GranBo

February 20th, 2010
9:18 am

They only apologize AFTER they get caught.

TRUE COLOR ALWAYS COMES OUT

February 20th, 2010
9:36 am

Like father, like son. It happens every time. He will do it again. Hide and watch. He is stupid to have thought he wasnt going to get caught. Ruined a beautiful woman. More will surface, how could he draw back a club and enjoy golf??
How could O. J. either??

PATHETIC , BOTH OF THEM.

NOT ON MY TV , EVER AGAIN.

Pants on the ground Tiger Woods

February 20th, 2010
9:49 am

I’m pullin em up and movin on. Akes me no questions ,I tell you no lies.

Fair and Balanced

February 20th, 2010
10:23 am

Obviously the “statement” was prescribed. He is no public speaker for sure and had trouble even reading notes. I just wonder what else was on the copy of notes he was reading, “Now look sorry – strait at the camera.” “Now try to cry…..” On the other hand, we have no option but to take the words for what they are and then watch what comes next. He said it himself, “My apology to my wife will not be with words but with actions over a period of time” or words to that effect. If the repentance is real then the actions will follow.

Everyone likes a comeback story. Tiger’s story is interesting. He has never had to “come back” like he does now. If he can become a real husband and a real father then he has the chance to be the real greatest golfer of all time. To be honest right now though – Jack’s 18 majors look likely to stand for a while. Even if Tiger does come back and win another 5 that put him over the top – there will always be an asterisk in the minds of us all. I for one would like Jack’s record to stand until another superstar bursts onto the scene. The game of golf deserves that a man with the integrity of a Jack Nicklaus be called the best ever to play the game.

OedipusTax

February 20th, 2010
11:04 am

Reading the posts here reminds me that a walk through the ocean of most souls here would barely get your feet wet.

Not to mention “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us.” So, who is without sin here? An awful lot of stones being thrown by those here that have no business judging anybody.

CatsFly

February 20th, 2010
3:50 pm

Deal with this: “Does Tiger have credibility?
“If not, do you want to see someone constantly in front of a national camera who does not have credibility?

He owes me nothing. But I do resent having to watch him in a venue outside of golf. I am left with having to change channels in that instance.

Pants on the ground Tiger Woods

February 20th, 2010
4:38 pm

….akkting like a fool with his pants on the ground……. pants on the ground,pants on the ground, akkting like a fool with his pants on the ground!!!!!!!!!!

Bo Williams

February 20th, 2010
6:33 pm

Why fault Tiger? I’m a Christian,I worship Christ. Tiger is a Buddhist, he worships Booty.

Give him a break

February 20th, 2010
7:06 pm

Sincere? Hey, How many people could go on global TV and open up like that? Over -rehearsed? Absolutely. He’s not a professional speaker but a pro golfer – nothing more.Hopefully, Tiger has learned about humility, but I don’t think he has. I hope he can get his family back. That’s the main objective.

Jack Wood

February 21st, 2010
1:44 am

…and I thought I paid a lot in alimony and child support. He’ll never have to stroke the check every month like the rest of us – he has someone to do it for him.

murray county mystic

February 21st, 2010
9:57 am

Tiger, pass on to your caddie I will boo or heckle you if I want to, and if he don’t like it, I can open a can on him too…

TRUE COLOR ALWAYS COMES OUT

February 21st, 2010
10:22 am

Used to shoot in the 60’s…… Comes back, now in low 70’s…… What happened???

SOMEONE TOOK IT AWAY FROM HIM. PAYBACK ??

ONLY ONE PERSON KNOWS THE ANSWER…..

HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW…

YOU TALK ABOUT PRESSURE, ON NATIONAL TV , CAN’T GET IT UP NO MORE, THAT’S PRESSURE !