Tiger Woods kept a sqeakly clean image against all odds - and all reality. Was it being a man that made him cheat non-stop? Was it being a star athlete? Or was his inherent potential for infidelity revealed by his selection of a big-boobed blonde to marry?
The Stanton Peele Addiction Website, December 2, 2009. This blog post also appeared on Stanton's Addiction in Society blog at PsychologyToday.com.
"My Wife May Be Calling" - Tiger Loses His Lustre
"He's a man!"
Who said that? Let's get serious.
"He's a man-athlete."
"He married a B4 - beautiful blond with big boobs."
That's more like it. If someone picks his life mate on those criteria, then - when he becomes overly familiar with his sex partner - he's going to search out new stimulation.
Of course, that male athlete thing comes into play - Woods feels entitled - he's a rich superstar!
And no one is more entitled than Tiger Woods - literally (Woods has won 83) and figuratively. Because he keeps a squeaky clean, business-first image, and he's the best at a game a lot of pot-bellied men dream of excelling at, he's the world's most popular athlete.
Even politicians and parents like to point to him as a role model for these reasons.
So, Woods won't lose his superstar status. And he won't lose his endorsements - who buys the cars and golf equipment he advertises - pot-bellied men who will idolize him even more now that his philandering has been exposed.
"Honey, can you pass me the US Magazine - do they give details on Tiger's conquests . . . I mean, his marital transgressions?"
It will just be harder for mothers to point to Tiger's shining face on the cover of Family Magazine and say - "That's the man I want you to emulate."
- Elin and Tiger at the beach.
- Preoccupied Tiger and lovely wife - wonder what he's thinking about?