Tiger Woods Sep 18, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club – West. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Over the years, Tiger Woods’ golf game is not the only thing that has become legendary. His personal life has become what tabloids dream about.

Tiger can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight, from his affairs to his business dealings. Many who used to be in his world, can’t seem to understand why the 15-time Majors champion does things the way he does like cutting people out of his life without explanation.

He was recently involved in a lawsuit with his former girlfriend who said Woods had her thrown out of the mansion they shared in Florida for many years without any warning.

But she’s not the only one who has Tiger Tales. His former agent Hughes Norton also questions the cold way in which Tiger does business. Norton was Woods’s first agent and one day he was on the outs with Woods. Norton didn’t understand why as he explains in his new book “Rainmaker.”

He explains in a recent interview how it felt to be treated that way by the superstar, and he blames it on a lack of social skills.

“The worst part honestly was that there was no explanation,” Norton said. “It’s just so bizarre the way Tiger severs relationships with people in his life, whether it’s caddies or girlfriends or managers.”

Norton said Woods never gave a hint to him that anything was wrong.

“You never gave me any indication that something was wrong or that you weren’t happy. That leads into my feelings of betrayal because it was very tough to swallow.”

He also called Woods self-centered.

“Tiger was unbelievably self-centered. He focused on one thing and one thing only from an early age, which was to become the greatest golfer in the history of the game,” Norton said. “He was quite selfish; his needs were all that mattered. He never really learned how to interact with people, so there was a total lack of empathy.”

Say what you want, but Woods’ single-mindedness when it came to his career has served him well. It made him one of the greatest, if not the greatest, golfer of all time.

But early stardom was not easy for him and early on in his career, it was just him and his dad. Once Earl Woods passed away, Tiger didn’t seem to know what to do with himself, and that’s when it seemed his personal life overtook his professional life.

The affairs, the accidents, and his business dealings have all seemed to affect him in one way or another, and most of it in a negative way. Now it seems as if Woods wants to concentrate strictly on his career and continue to not only chase the Majors record but help develop his son Charlie into a champion.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.