YardBarker- The sexual bravado hid his awkwardness around women.
One night he went to a club in New York with Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan. Jeter and Jordan circulated, talking with ease to one beautiful woman after another. (Both declined to comment about the episode.) At one point, Tiger walked up to them and asked the question that lives in the heart of every junior high boy and nearly every grown man too.
"What do you do to talk to girls?"
Jeter and Jordan looked at each other, then back at Tiger, sort of stunned.
"Go tell 'em you're Tiger Woods", they said.
Jordan and Jeter, that's who we have to blame. Tiger Woods was just a shy - albeit curious - prude until Jeter and Jordan gave him the key to unleashing his inner pervert. Ironically self doubt was the only thing restraining Tiger Woods from turning Perkin's waitresses into his own personal litter box, and Jeter and Jordan took those shackles off. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more dangerous than a confident man that knows he can get what he wants. Tiger Woods was perfectly happy being the best golfer in the world. He was doing just fine cashing in multimillion dollar checks. He was blissfully ignorant to the demons that lurked deep in his loins. Sure, he was basically walking around like a nervous, neutered teenager, but he was a successful nervous, neutered teenager. Thank a lot Jeets. Reallllly appreciate you teaching Tiger how to ruin a relationship MJ. Couldn't just let him live in his little sexually repressed bubble? Way to go guys, you basically did the equivalent of offering Kurt Cobain his first narcotic.
Tiger Woods not understanding that he could literally sleep with any woman based solely off who he was is like the kid that drops trough in a high school locker room and realizes he's packing a hammer by comparison. It's impossible not to become exponentially more cocky and arrogant. Tiger basically went from being a virgin to being a sexual predator in a matter of seconds and all it took was one quizzical look from two of the most famous womanizers the sports world has ever known. It makes total sense. Why would a man like Tiger Woods ever get married if he knew all the pussy he would be missing out in by doing so? He wouldn't. He simply found that out after the fact. Didn't even realize that fidelity wasn't for those with money and fame until he watched those with comparable money and fame at work. Lesson learned, but boy-oh-boy were those classes costly.