According to the Wall St. Journal, it appears that Tiger Woods has put his golf career on hold to focus on his family.
This entire Tiger Woods/sex scandal issue reminded me of something I hadn't thought about in more than 35 years.
In 1973 I was clerking as a medical student at the Topeka State Hospital. One of the psychiatrists there told me that he felt it was a pity to have to seclude any of the schizophrenics who were having sex with other patients.
When I asked him why he said, "Nearly all day long these very troubled people are completely out of touch with the world and with their fellow human beings. When they are engaged in sex with another person, it is one of the only times they are in touch with their human side. And just when they are getting in touch with being human, we go and lock them up in seclusion."
I'm not saying Tiger is schizophrenic, however the analogy for him and other incredibly successful, goal minded to a fault, ambitious people is this. When they are in pursuit of their goals and when Tiger has the "eye of a tiger" as he attacks a golf course, they are different than other mere mortals who are all too human when they play golf and see their games fall apart under pressure.