Tom Watson said in an interview today that Tiger Woods must show humility when he does return to golf and public life. I couldn't have said it better myself, and I have tried, in a column last month on newsday.com saying that Woods needs a new attitude.
Watson has the stature for Woods possibly to listen. During an interview in Dubai on the eve of the Dubai Desert Classic, Watson said that Woods must "take ownership of what he has done. He must get his personal life in order." Watson noted that Woods seems to be doing that, with his reported stay at a rehab facility for sex addiction.
The Hall of Famer went on to say that Woods needs humility, and that he needs to support the sport more. I agree totally.
Woods, as I said, needs to stow away his penchant for trying to settle every score. Be forgiving as he seeks forgiveness. He should knock off the cursing on the course (he's always near a microphone). He definitely should show up at the low-wattage Tour stops once in a while, supporting the game and not just his own interests.
Then again, on the latter issue, I have repeatedly said the same about Watson. He should have shown up at least once at the Champions Tour event on Long Island, something he never did.