So stop berating him. Tiger Woods only owes his family an explanation, not us. All we can demand of him is golfing excellence. In any case, he is not the first world-class sportsman to face such embarrassment, if that’s what his ‘infidelity’ really is. It is a path down which some of the best athletes have strayed, and still stayed on top of their game.
Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press