Golf

'Dad would be sad at Tiger'

2010-10-04 14:26
Tiger Woods (AP)
Florida - Tiger Woods's half brother has said that the golfer's late father, Earl Woods, would be 'disappointed' by the sex scandal that engulfed him.

The player's personal and professional life imploded nearly a year ago after a string of women, including porn stars, came forward alleging affairs with him.

According to the Telegraph's website, in a candid interview Earl Woods jnr, 55, told KSAZ Fox 10 in Phoenix: "I think my Dad would be very disappointed with him.

"He would probably want to know how he's going to fix it - you're grown enough to get into this mess, how are you going to repair it?"

Earl jnr said his father, who died in 2006, had regarded daughter-in-law Elin Nordegren, who has now divorced Tiger, as "family."

He said: "She was family. My dad and her really connected. It cost him (Tiger) a family. He'll never have the same relationship with his kids.

Earl jnr said that, growing up, his famous half brother had been "kind of a nerd" and was a bookworm and computer geek, but "wasn't obnoxious". He said the world number one golfer, currently playing in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, would return to being the player he was.
 

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