The Playboy founder weighed in on the idea of sex-addiction rehabilitation as "a copout," saying of Tiger Woods and less famous philanderer Jesse James: "I think the real immorality about it is the cheating, not the sex."
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The prez told People Magazine: "I don't want to comment on his personal relationship with his wife and family, but I'm a strong believer that anybody can look within themselves, find their flaws and fix them."
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Upset that his pal Tiger had changed his cell phone number, the former NBA player and current TNT hoops analyst said, "You should reach out to your celebrity friends when things go bad. They're the only people who understand what it's like."
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Tiger's former coach told Sirius XM Radio: "Tiger Woods is, to me, his game is in disarray. There's no doubt about that. That's obvious. Anybody that plays golf can look out there and see that, that he's not Tiger Woods. But until he gets his head on straight and he gets his things in his mind settled, with some professional help I would add, I think it's going to be a while before we see the old Tiger Woods. He will figure out the mechanical part of it, the physical part of it. It's the mental part of it, I think, that's hurting him right now."
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Lefty opened his press conference at the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 27 with a brief statement on the plight of the game's scandal-plagued No. 1. "The game of golf needs him to come back. I mean, it's important for him to come back and be a part of the sport. But right now he's got a lot more important things going on in his life. Amy and I are good friends with both Tiger and Elin, and we care deeply about how this turns out."
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In a story on on Time.com, the comely Olympic skiing champ made jokes about Woods, who hugged his pals after his awkward televised apology. "They're like, 'Yeah, you're awesome, you go have that sex.'" Then she imagined spoofing the Tiger apology on SNL: "There's something you don't know about me. Tiger, you're like my idol, and I too have a sex problem."
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In a national teleconference before the Players Championship, the NBC golf analyst said Woods should ditch the Hank Haney stuff and study tapes of his victory at the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Said Miller, "What he is working on now, I believe is, no disrespect for Hank Haney, but it is not working."
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The CBS golf host was irate after Tiger's vocal outbursts in his first tournament back at the Masters. Said Nantz on WFAN's Mike Francesa Show: "If I would have said what he said on the air, I would be fired. Guess what? Phil Mickelson had a camera in his face all weekend. Did you ever hear him come close to approaching that? He didn't hit every shot exactly the way he wanted. Have you ever heard Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus use that kind of language?"
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Upon hearing of Tiger's neck injury and withdrawal from the Players Championship, the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain tweeted: "Could this have been prevented with a good Swedish massage?"
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Outspoken Ames told Golf Magazine in late January, "Who really cares if he comes back and kicks our ass or not? I'm still going to go home to my wife and kids at night, and he has to worry about that. It's tough, but that's the way it is."
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The veteran player told the New York Times Magazine, "Maybe I shouldn't say this, but in the last couple of years the tour has been aware of the fact that the negotiations of TV contracts and sponsorships are coming up, and in advising us on what to do, the one thing they've said is that we need the superstars to play more and no scandals, no controversies. Well, it's unfortunate that what's happened right now is the ultimate scandal in the history of professional golf, and it's happened to the absolute wrong person."
12 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
The former Tour pro and current Golf Channel and Sports Illustrated contributor had some of the strongest criticism of Tiger's swing under Haney: "Tiger's backswing is so bad so out and around, when it used to be in and up; so laid off, where it used to be more down the line that it is almost unrecoverable."
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Sally and Dan Jenkins
Sally Jenkins, the Washington Post columnist, rose to the top of the list of Tiger-slayers with particularly biting commentary, refusing to buy into the idea that Woods is really sorry about anything besides getting caught. "Tiger Woods treats his audience like his bimbos," she wrote on April 2.
Dan Jenkins, Godfather of golf writers (and Sally's dad), penned the ultimate kiss-off to Woods: "I once made an effort to get to know the old silicone collector. Tried to arrange dinners with him for a little Q&A, on or off the record, his choice. But the closest I ever got was this word from his agent: 'We have nothing to gain.' Now it's too late. I'm busy."
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Out of the blue, the Los Angeles Lakers star wrote an open letter to Woods in December: "Dear Tiger, In reading the statements that you have made, I can tell you are a stand up guy. Please remember only Jesus is perfect."
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He told Golf.com he could fix Tiger's erratic long game. "Tell him to come down to Dallas and I'll teach him how to drive the ball," he said.
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The fabulous Trumpster lined up squarely in the Woods camp, telling "Extra" in December, "Tiger is going to be hotter than ever before mark my words. He is a really talented person, and a really good person."
17 of 17Fred Vuich/SI
Upon resigning as Tiger's coach, he said: "As we all know, Tiger has been through a lot in the past six months, and I really believe that given the chance, mind free and injury free, we will all see Tiger Woods play once again like we all know he can. I wish Tiger well, not only with his golf, but in finding peace and happiness in all aspects of his life."
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