'Woods will be back soon'

2010-01-15 12:46

Paris - Roger Federer says he's spoken to his friend Tiger Woods by phone and predicts the troubled golf great will be back soon "as the wonderful golfer we know."

The record 15-time Grand Slam winner said in an interview published on Friday that Woods' car accident in November and subsequent reports about his private life have been hard on the golfer and his family.

Federer told French sports daily L'Equipe that he had expressed his support, and said Woods' troubles were "instructive."

"The tabloids are going crazy, sponsor contracts are falling apart ... I've always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute," Federer was quoted as saying. "It scares you a bit, but that's the way things are."

Woods hasn't been seen in public since the accident, and other friends have said they have tried - unsuccessfully - to reach him.

"Tiger needs calm. And soon he'll become the wonderful golfer that we know again," Federer said.


  • BT - 2010-01-15 13:27

    Personally, I would love to see him back playing his best golf. He is a genius at the game, and we may not have the privilege of seeing someone play the game at such a consistanly high level, very soon.

  • Rob - 2010-01-15 14:23

    Be careful Roger, "You're always known in life by the type of company you keep"!

  • aes - 2010-01-15 14:29

    With everything that has gone down surrounding tigers private life it is going to be interesting to see how he shapes up with his golf this year pressure from all sides will be upon him now and the challenge will be on. At least he has some time till the Masters in April .

  • Jogn - 2010-01-15 14:33

    Living this perfect life of there's isnt healthy, we all scum to temptation brought about by wealth. Even if its for a moment and thereafter get lured in on how easy it was without being caught. And the thrill gets addictive as to when and how you will be caught out...

  • Jones - 2010-01-15 14:59

    @BT... could not agree with you more!

  • Tiger fan - 2010-01-15 15:07

    Tiger is the best sportsman I have ever witnessed applying his trade. Personally I did not stay up late on Sundays to watch a closure of a tournament when Tiger was not playing. Hopefully he comes back and does hist best. His personal life is really... well personal. The media and public should have nothing to do with it. It may have been different if he was some politician or in the tax payers eye.

  • Similo - 2010-01-15 15:22

    Woods must take enough time off to get over this situation. Off course "birds of a further" only amtter of time. I guess all are like that.

  • Pipes - 2010-01-15 15:26

    I hope he is successful in curing his 'sex addiction'. Always wondered how they go about treating this 'psychological disorder'..... I have a suggestion .... let him play 18 holes with British Lady golfer Laura Davies - I'm sure that experience will cure his craving for sex for good !

  • BIG Tiger Fan - 2010-01-15 15:27

    I am a big Tiger fan! People are the most funniest creatures on earth. If all goes well with our heroes, we are all like "You are the man!!" Let that same person, who is a normal human being capable of making mistakes, make a bad choice, the same people who yesterday supported him will turn around and say what a bad person he is!! Being a famous person is not that easy. I am not saying that I agree to what he allegedly did but who are we to judge a person? Are we that innocent? I am glad that Tiger has a friend like Roger. Roger has walked in Tiger’s shoes and all the pressure of being famous! I don’t really do this often but Rob, I really think that you must sit back and place yourself in Tiger’s shoes!

  • Beauty - 2010-01-15 15:39

    This is becoming old now.. I think we need to give credit to Tiger as he has tried to keep his personal life well constructed had it not been this girls that came out we'd still think he's a family man and a good hubby.I respect him for that though i don't support his cheating habits but we also need to understand that he's human and rich.He'll be back but not as his old self.

  • Houston - 2010-01-15 15:49

    Tiger has a new caddy, he dumped Stevie williams in favour of Fanny :-)

  • Pati - 2010-01-15 15:53

    People are quick to judge Tiger and not the women who thorihg themselves at him and allowing to be one night stands. What kind of a society is proud of that kind of women whi even feel proud of being used and then let the whole know. Also the media and the American public did not treat David Letterman the same. Tiger did not sleep with his staff but Letterman did that but was treated as a her.

  • Lily White - 2010-01-15 16:19

    Good to see that some people stick by their friends when they are in trouble. Good for you Fed.

  • Sean - 2010-01-15 16:48

    Monogamy r 4 pussies, so we belong with one gina, but a billionaire golfer the most recognizable face on the planet, i don't think so. For man their a difference between love and sex for most guys u don't even have to like a girl to have sex with them. If most guys can get a freebie from a sexy stranger (lady) & they can't get caught they will take it . Guys are whores/sluts. No coming back to tiger he should be allowed to have more than one wife just ask Jacob Zuma, it's OK in Christianity too Mormons and many of the biblical prophet had more than one wife. Tiger u're still my hero mate.

  • graeme swart - 2010-01-15 17:12

    unfortnately i have no pity for tiger or any of the other sports stars or high profile personalities that end up in these situations. they are looked at in high esteem by young children right through to the elderly folk. they should be examples and roles models and know that their every move is being watched. womanising is one thing, but durg use is something that cannot be condoned. i am afraid my feelings for tiger and the others is out the window.

  • Wayne - 2010-01-16 10:44

    @ Rob, what have you done in your life bud, both Rodger and Tiger are AWESOME sportsman in their own right. Leave Tiger alone,he's not the first public figure to go astray and definately won't be the last, and mind you, have you seen some of those woman??, I don't blame him!!!! So leave him alone and let him make a comeback and kick some A@#!!!!!!!

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