(USA Today) – There must be days when Tiger Woods wishes he could be young again, that he could return to a time before he broke his leg and injured his back and ruined his marriage and was twice linked by rumors, not necessarily facts, to possible illegal drug use.
Once, Tiger was a golfer who won majors. Now, at 39, he has become something much more complicated. He’s a topic of gossip and innuendo more often than he probably ever imagined he would be. Sometimes he’s a punch line. Often he’s in the news for the wrong reasons.
Some of this is his fault, some of it isn’t. But the man who once was nothing but a sports legend currently leads a life that looks a lot more like it belongs on a soap opera, which is not a place he wants to be.
It happened again Monday when word surfaced that a little-known professional golfer named Dan Olsen went on a radio show in Lansing, Mich., last week and said quite confidently that Woods — who has said he is on leave from the PGA Tour while he tries to sort out issues with his poor play — was serving a suspension for a failed drug test.