LESSONS ON TIGER'S FALL AND SIN FROM TIM CHALLIES
YOU KNOW, I've really wondered about Tiger Wood's father and what he must have modeled to his son in the arena of martial fidelity/infidelity. Wondered whether Tiger had learned some of his philandering tricks from Daddy Earl who died in 2006.
Now, it seems, there are reports that Tiger was indeed hurt by his father's serial unfaithfulness when he---Tiger---was a teenager. Former high school girl friend Dina Parr is telling news sources that Woods used to call her from the road and confide about how upset he was that his daddy was with another woman. Woods would call Parr when he was away during high school and college tournaments.
Somehow this doesn't surprise me at all in view of this awful scandal, though I'm disappointed. We don't realize how we carry those wounds from childhood, or model some behavior we think our children will never notice yet later mimic. Then years later the pattern is repeated amplified in the next generation and the next, like alcoholism. Very sad and a lesson that should be well taken.