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Tiger Travels the Stations of the PR Cross

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Tiger Woods doesn't owe us a thing. Not an apology. Not an explanation. Not contrition. Nothing. Unless a public figure has broken the law, there is only one legitimate answer to the illegitimate probing of private lives: "It's none of your business." That said, purely on its own terms, Tiger's apology was, pardon the expression, par for the course. You can just picture his handlers working on the statement and going down a checklist. Accept blame: check. Look right into camera: check. Touch hand to chest: check. Watery eyes: check. Defend wife: check. Accuse the media: check. Hug mother: check. Go back to rehab: check. It was déjà vu all over again. Another public figure navigating the now-requisite Stations of the PR Cross.

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