International Entertainment News Editor, Bashiera Parker, takes a closer look at the rise, the fall and the return of Tiger Woods.
It's called the "halo effect". With this generalised grandeur, extended to Tiger Woods as the youngest ever at 21 and first black winner of the Masters in 1997, we put him on a pedestal – not just as a professional golfer but in every aspect of his mortal life.
So when he was exposed as human – and more than that, a serial cheater – in November 2009, worlds came crashing down. Our hero had fallen.