Baby girl could
alter Tiger Woods plans
The birth of Sam Alexis Woods,
the newborn daughter of Tiger Woods, could make the champ alter
his future plans.
June 18th, right after Tiger Woods finished second at the U.S.
Open, his wife Ellen gave birth to Sam Alexis Woods in Orlando,
Florida. The world's No. 1 golfer has always insisted that he is
a family man, and many are left wondering if Sam Alexis could be
the end of Tiger's career. And the 31-year old champion said the
birth of his daughter might affect how much golf he plays in
On his website, Tiger Woods commented:
"We want to thank our doctors and the
hospital staff for all their dedicated and hard work. This is
truly a special time in our lives and we look forward to
introducing Sam to our family and friends over the next few
weeks. We thank everyone for their well wishes and continued
respect of our privacy."
The line Tiger Woods draws between golf
and personal life does nothing to calm the rumors that the end
of his dominance on the course is near. For example, Tiger Woods
won't reveal his schedule until a week before a given
tournament, he allows only his friends inside his home and the
name of his yacht is "Privacy".
Although major life moments have shown
no effect on Tiger Woods game, such as his marriage or the
passing away of his father, his obsession with privacy could
indeed slow him down. It took the press 2 weeks to obtain
pictures of Sam Alexis. Woods have yelled at photographers on
few occasions, when "too many" photos of him and his wife Ellen
have been taken. And Tiger Woods will definitely avoid exposing
his daughter to the media, by taking his family on major golf
The big question remains - will Tiger Woods
decide to spend more time with his family after the birth of his
daughter? Looking after a newborn is an enormous task for both
parents, and being away from his family for weeks may not be a
sacrifice Woods is willing to make.
The sportsbooks, however, haven't
written off Tiger Woods just yet. He was scheduled to play in
Michigan for the 2007 Buick Open PGA Tour, but after his
announcement, that he will skip the tour, Woods was taken off
For the 2007 British Open, however, Tiger
Woods is still the favorite, on either side of the Atlantic.
Bodog Sports offers betting
odds on Tiger winning the 2007 British Open at 5/2, and the U.K.
Bet365 favors Woods at 11/5.
Published on 06/26/2007