I will be perfectly honest— I didn’t know Tiger Woods had any siblings. I thought he was an only child. But apparently, Tiger’s dad was married before and has three other children.
Earl Woods Jr., Royce Woods and Kevin Woods.
Earl wants Tiger to reach out to the family, but not for the reason you might be thinking:
Tiger was one of the most popular figures in the world. But he had no contact with his half siblings — Earl Jr., Kevin and Royce. Earl Jr. says he has reached out through phone calls and letters, but got no response.
“I have no grudge against him. I’m disappointed. I’m a little angry,” he says. “But, if he chooses to contact and to be in contact, we would love that. You know, we have unconditional love for him, whether he contacts us or not.”
Earl Jr. wants Tiger to respond because Kevin is sick. He has multiple sclerosis and his health has declined 40 percent in the past two years, Earl Jr. says.
“Kevin doesn’t want this to be a big to-do about his condition,” Earl Jr. says. “But, you know, it makes me a little angry that … there is this issue with trying to get the news to him. And it’s been so difficult. It’s like he doesn’t care. I kinda feel that he does.”
I was all ready to side with Earl Woods Jr. until I ask myself why is he going to CNN to speak about Tiger, but then I saw this.
He was the most famous athlete in the world but one year ago, Tiger Woods’ carefully crafted image came crashing down. T.J. Holmes talks exclusively to Tiger’s brother, Earl Woods Jr, and one of his alleged mistresses, former porn actress Veronica Daniels. Together they give viewers rare insights into the life of the world’s first billion-dollar athlete. Watch “Downfall: The Tiger Woods Scandal” on CNN, Saturday at 10 p.m. ET or Sunday at 10:30 p.m.
If you are trying to get Tiger to reach out by going on CNN with a porn star and a former mistress, it is probably not the way to get him to return your calls.
I don’t want to say that Earl Woods Jr. is trying to capitalize off the Tiger Woods scandal like many others, but it makes you wonder.
If his brother is really sick and Tiger doesn’t want to reach out to him, that is on Tiger. That is something that he will have to live with. Going on national television and talking isn’t going to make the relationship better, just worse.