Disclaimer: This post isn't so much golf-related as it is Tiger-related. If you are sick of the Tiger rumor posts, skip over this one, as golf posts are a-comin'. If you are interested in what is going on in Tiger's personal life, read on.
For the first time in months, Tiger Woods and wife-for-the-moment Elin Nordegren were photographed at the same place, a party for 3-year-old Sam's birthday.
Tiger hosted the party, and according to The Sun, arrived at the party with his manager and, umm, another lady. While the details are very, very sketchy on who exactly the lady was (could have been a sitter, a personal assistant, a friend or any number of other workers that I'm sure Tiger pays), the report did say someone close to Elin said she was "understandably angry," even though it didn't say why.
While some people have ripped Tiger for missing Sam's birthday, people need to understand that he did this because it was U.S. Open week, and golf is still his job. While it is easy to cast stones at Tiger when it comes to family right now, any number of people reading this article have missed family events because of work, and Tiger playing in one of the four biggest tournaments of the year is a very understandable reason to be absent.
With the party over, Tiger will again return to golf, at the AT&T National, an event he won in 2009. Reports and rumors continue to swirl about Tiger and Elin's marriage, so his personal life still seems to be in shambles, but his golf game has improved. Tiger finished tied for fourth at the U.S. Open a week ago, his second fourth-place finish in a major championship this season.