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Tiger Woods is the poster child for finicky nature of forgiveness

forgiveness on Sports

http://www.examiner.com - According to ESPN, Tiger Woods has won the 2013 Players Championship. For Woods, it was his 4th victory of the year, and win number 78 on the PGA tour.



For many golf fans, today's win is a sign that Tiger Woods is once again the best golfer in the world. Woods, according to Wikipedia, was the number 1 golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004, and again from June 2005 to October 2010.



Woods later would leave golf to deal with marital issues.



Woods, along with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, are considered to be the “upper echelon of athletes in professional sports,” said one sports fan. But each has “experienced a unique type of forgiveness.”



“For Woods and Bryant, it was a relationship outside of marriage, and some would argue that LeBron's abandonment of Cleveland was infidelity as well. But James will be forever booed and never forgiven in Cleveland, and Kobe always gets booed in Denver, the site of his infidelity. However, Tiger plays golf in front of adoring crowds all over the world, and the only criticism he received was from fellow golfers. Why aren't each of them entitled to the same forgiveness?"



Said one Christian who does not follow sports:



"According to the Holy Bible, forgiveness is one size fits all. We are called to forgive; regardless of the offense. The fact is, Tiger is better liked than Kobe or LeBron, and that unfortunately dictates how fans see them. Those who go to sports events should not be there to judge athletes. They should just enjoy the games"

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