As with any professional sport, it’s not difficult to understand how golfers can turn into entitled jerks. Maybe it’s the fame, the prize money, the celebrity status, or a cmbination of factors that turns them into people who behave terribly. Maybe it’s all of that plus the stress of the cameras and having to put on a show in what is normally a quiet, meditative game. Whatever the reason, some of the most smug, entitled athletes have been golfers. Here’s a peek at the worst of the worst.
Tiger Woods is a cautionary tale of the celebrity life of a professional golfer. When his now ex-wife Elin Nordegren learned of his numerous affairs with adult stars, she helped ensure that his once high-flying star would be irreparably tarnished. That’s damage that both he and his career will be slow to recover from.