Friday, February 19, 2010

Kultida Woods: Media Treat Tiger Like A Criminal

From PGA Pool Report:
Around 40 people including PGA tour executives, Wood's agent, his mother Kultida, sat gathered in three tiers of wooden chairs set in an arc, waiting for him to arrive. The blinds covering the three windows in the room were shut.  There was total hush as all eyes turned to a break in the heavy blue drapes. Just the buzz of a helicopter overhead. Then followed his solemn apology, the text of which is already available.
After the event, Woods' mother Kultida spoke to reporters.
“You know what? I’m so proud to be his mother. Period. This thing, it teaches him, just like golf.  When he changes a swing… he wants to get better… He will start getting better… it’s just like that. Golf is just like life, when you make a mistake, you learn from your mistake and move on stronger. That’s the way he is.”
“As a human being everyone has faults, makes mistakes and sins. We all do. But, we move on when we make a mistake and learn from it. I am upset the way media treated him like he’s a criminal…he didn’t kill anybody, he didn’t do anything illegal… They’ve being carrying on from thanksgiving until now, that’s not right!” she said.
“People don’t understand that Tiger has a very good heart and soul,” she said, citing the role of his foundation in helping kids and also in Thailand. “Sometimes I think there is a complete double standard… He tried to improve himself.”
“The tabloids and newspapers just killed him, held him back.. To me it looked like a double standard…"
Is it the hardest thing he’ll ever go through? “Yes… When you make a mistake you learn from it and move on, that’s the way life is, that’s a human being. We're not good, and he never claimed he was God. If anyone tells me to condemn him, I say look at yourself first.. .. I would … look in their eyes and tell them you’re not God!”
What are your emotions? “Upset… This thing is a family matter… It’s not easy to be him. … (People) go to work 8 to 5 and go home to have a life with the family. Tiger can’t do that.” “You have to look at human side, human make mistake, he not God.”
How will Buddhism help? “Buddhism teaches you to go deep inside your soul and look through from himself, and correct the bad thing to be a good thing… When he realized, he said okay, and went back to practice Buddhism and that will make him a much better person."


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