If the media wants revenge, they should take it out on Charles P. Pierce for blindsiding a 22 year old who just turned pro. Hit and run piece that burned a young Tiger to sell a few extra issues of Esquire, and set the tone for the rest of Tiger's career. Pierce knew Tiger was good, but underestimated just how special he was and so did not think to foster a mutually beneficial relationship going forward. Tiger proceeds to dominate in an unprecedented fashion, showing exactly who the important one really is. And the media expects him to make it easy for them after all that? And since when is it the athlete's job to make it easy anyway?
Why is Tiger important? Because he's great at golf. Why is golf important? Because the people before Tiger made it a mainstream sport and the media is largely responsible for that. Tiger is no better then you, me or anyone posting in this thread, he is significant because he is a great at a ridiculous game that we have deemed important because watching it makes us excited. Watching it on TV, reading about it in print etc etc...If it wasn't golf it would be some sport called "shnrubs" that i just invented that involves throwing a triangle into a net. That would be just as random as hitting a ball into a hole (hey i love golf but think about it).
everyone "famous" makes a choice. Tiger went to Stanford, he is a smart guy. He could've done a number of things out of the public eye. he chose to be a golfer and the media is part of that life. I don't feel bad that he can't deal with it. A lot of people can and have over the years. If he wants the media to stop bothering him, my company is hiring