If Tiger Woods has one good friend in this world then he’s already checked into to a rehab facility.
Just one, just one friend who can tell him the way things are, tell him the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Pack your stuff, pal, you’re coming with me.
The only question remaining today is:
Can Tiger Woods face the truth?
Take a long hard look at the man in the picture above these words, the man being taken away by the Jupiter police.
By now you’ve probably had a long look at the video shot by police dash-cam of Woods’ car on Military Highway, parked, the engine running.
It is hard to watch, no matter how you feel about Woods as a person. This is sad, in fact, beyond sad. It is the poster image for how far the 14-time major champion has fallen.
It is hard to watch him trying to walk. He can barely stand, could barely turn around. Didn’t know where he was.
Look at the flat tires on his Mercedes-Benz, the bent and damaged rims and it’s a miracle he didn’t hurt himself or anyone else seriously.
If you’ve been up in his neighborhood, you wonder how the heck he even made it off Jupiter Island with its narrow, winding roads.
Good news is he’s now safe.
Bad news is that he’s got a serious problem. A serious pill problem.
There was a glimmer of hope when a week ago he declared himself pain-free, feeling better than he has in years. It was better living through chemistry.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then Woods’ mug-shot was worth a million.
All that was missing was a sign hanging around his neck reading:
HELP ME, PLEASE!
Jack Nicklaus was spot-on when he said Tiger needs help from everyone. Most of all, he needed a friend to cart him off to rehab. If he’s not already there, he should be — tucked away from the spotlight with professional help to set his life on a better course.
No need to pile on Woods. He has done a good job on his own.
The one image no one ever wanted to see was this great champion taken away in handcuffs.
Tiger Woods is a father, no way his children should ever see that.
What we have to hope is that Tiger will finally confront this himself.
It’s time to quit BS-ing the world about this comeback stuff.
Our best local radio sports talk show was all over this. A local doctor called in who had the identical surgery Woods just underwent.
The physician pulled no punches, he basically said Woods need to understand that he’s never going to be the same. He flat-out said that there’s little if any chance of him playing competitive golf again.
The only reason it caught our attention was that the caller was a physician.
All this prescription drug abuse hints to the heavens that Woods is a tormented man.
Hopefully he’s now out of sight, tucked away in a facility.
That’s where he needs to be, getting the help that Nicklaus intimated that he needs.
No, the guy slurring his words by the side of the road, the guy who didn’t know where he was, no, that is not what anyone could have imagined.
This is a fall that is unprecedented.
Tiger Woods was crying for help like never before.
Hopefully he’s getting it.