Not defending him and Tiger will be paying for those indiscretions in so many ways and probably forever. But I at least can draw a line between his public and private life.
History is littered with stars from every walk of life who disregarded the sage advice the Regimental Medical Officer gave to those joining 1 RNZIR in Malaya/Singapore ... if I recall correctly it went something along the lines of ...'a rampant cock has no morals'.
And I prefer to remember Don Bradman for his cricketing ability rather than his supposed predication for y**** g****.
Or JFK for having inspired his generation rather than bedding most of it.
Or Edward the Peacemaker for indulging in what in the Royal Household passes as to be expected.
Or FDR, a great US President who regularly cheated on Eleanor.
the list goes on.
But I for one will be watching Tiger's next competitive round from start to finish in the hope of seeing more of his brilliant golfing skills on show.
And bugger the chattering classes.