Like many people, I just tuned in to Tiger’s pre-tournament press conference. Here are some highlights from Tiger’s comments (with my comments in parentheses): This media circus has been hard on the other players- I apologize to them. Over the past few years, I under-appreciated my fans and that was wrong of me. (Accepting responsibility, […]
Over the weekend, Tiger Woods granted his first two interviews (each limited to 5 minutes) since his scandal broke. This Orlando Sentinel article offers a nice description of the interviews. Kelly Tilghman, who played college golf at Duke University and ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi are being lauded for their interviews with Tiger Woods. Tiger did not […]
This just in from ABC/ESPN: Tiger Woods‘ apology seemed sincere to more than half of Americans, but his popularity remains in the weeds. In an ABC News/ESPN poll conducted from Feb. 25 to 28, 54 percent of 1,004 respondents said that Woods was sincere when he said he was sorry for the damage done by […]
In December, I posted here about Tiger Woods’ troubles. Today, Tiger Woods held a news conference (no questions permitted) and offered a carefully-crafted public apology. Tiger’s apology was extensive and it reminds me of this much less well-known public apology for infidelity. Today, I had an opportunity to comment in the media about this apology. […]
I borrowed today’s title from this classic op.ed. by Stanley Fish about apologies. Kevin Huffman of the Washington Post is blogging about John Edward’s apology and admission that he is the father of Rielle Hunter’s 1-year-old daughter. Edwards wrote in a statement, “It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and […]
This commentary by Mike Wise in the Washington Post is powerful and personal. Kudos to Mike, Robin (quoted in my blog), and others who have spoken about their cheating without making excuses. Biggest kudos to those who maintain their vows without fail- may they not be a rare breed.
I enjoyed reading this sports column regarding Tiger’s apology. I’d add that based upon our research, his apology won’t seem sincere to nearly everyone until he speaks all five of our languages of apology. www.drjenthomas.com