Tiger, Suck It Up and Come Clean

This story is too tantalizing to go away, so get it over with
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 30, 2009 4:21 AM CST
Elin Nordegren talks to hubby Tiger Woods earlier this year.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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(Newser) – Handsome super athlete possibly cheating on his stunning wife, car crash in the wee hours, said wife with a golf club in her hand: what's not to find captivating about the Tiger Woods soap opera? "What really happened, and why? The puzzle is irresistible," admits John Paul Newport in the Wall Street Journal. And Tiger Woods is only making the matter more maddening with his vaguely worded non-explanations apologizing for "this situation" and conceding he's "not perfect," Newport notes.

Is it "prurient to want to know what 'this' refers to?" Newport asks. It appears to be "something more than just the accident." Newport takes the high road, insisting he would be "happy not to know more" and grant the Woods their privacy, but he also acknowledges the story will not disappear. What's the answer? Self-described control-freak Tiger has to come clean, Newport urges. "Take your lumps sooner rather than later," he urges Woods. "And move on."

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