Much has been said about Tiger and his shenanigans. He's obviously a male slut. And nobody would have any problem with that as long as he didn't get married for no apparent reason what-so-ever other than to boost his already sparkling persona. He's got kids that have to live through this now for their entire life. Money doesn't solve all problems, and no amount of money will make this situation better for the true victims in all of this...his kids.
Having said that, it's plainly obvious what needs to be done. Tiger needs to play golf, on the tour, and face the music. It's not going to go away, the media will not magically stop asking questions. He's going to have to answer to the media, so why not get it over with as soon as possible.
We all know Tiger's motivation. That motivation is to break Jack's record of 18 Major victories (Remember Jack finished in 2nd place 19 times, and had 73 top 10 finishes). Tiger sits at 14 Major wins (32 top 10s) and has plenty of time to win 5 more. I believe however, that if Tiger takes too much time off, he is risking his career. Golf is not like riding your bike, no matter what they say.
Tiger needs to get on the course. That is what he knows. He knows competitive golf, and more importantly, he knows WINNING competitve golf tournements. He needs to be where he is comfortable. He needs to do this for himself, his career, his sport, and his fans. I predict we will see him back on the tour a week or two before The Masters. The fellows at Augusta will do their best to run cover for him over that week.
As much negativity and vile that has been thrown in Tiger's direction, believe this: The first time he tees it up this coming year, he will stand up on the tee box to semi-restricted applause. Tiger will smash one down the middle, the gallery will cheer wildly. Someone will yell, "You da man!" And it will be mostly forgotten.
And in Tiger's world, when this is all said and done, and the dust around the divorce settles, he'll be able to bone whoever he wants.