I guess when a guy makes his living in the public eye, his life naturally becomes fodder for our conversation. It's normal curiosity, and to some extent, these public figures do live "in public."
So Tiger Woods has done some things he is not proud of, and this has diminished his image and lessened his worthiness as a role model. And for this, he was right to apologize.
So he did.
Now, why do so many people then have to spend hours - and likely days - dissecting what he said, trying to decide whether it was sincere, and all that? Sheesh! Leave it alone.
But we won't. Because it is always easier to dwell on someone else's sin than on our own.