The Moment

12|9|09: Florida

To borrow Tiger Woods' euphemism, athletes "transgress" so often that the candor of a confession can, when played right, trump the severity of the sin. Woods shanked his apology, practically inviting us to gawk as sponsors bury his ads and a succession of alleged paramours peddle accounts of their trysts. "I have not been true to my values," he told us. Probably so, but what exactly were those values? Other than green jackets, what does Tiger prize? This is, after all, one of the world's most secretive athletes: a billionaire who christened his yacht Privacy, a star who shrank from the...

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