What does this say for a gifted golfer who has everything and still accepts money for turning up to play golf? It would be wonderful to hear news he has donated the money to a school or children's hospital.
What is worse in my opinion is a state government paying a famous golfer to come here and play.
When Woods confirmed his participation, it sparked heated debate in Australia about how much taxpayers should contribute to his appearance fee.
The golfing superstar will reportedly be paid $3 million to turn up, with the Victoria government chipping in half.He's not so much a golfer as a phenomenon, one of the greatest athletes of our age, a multicultural role model and cash register on legs.Appleby said having Woods in the field would give a huge boost to the game in Australia and the Victorian government's gamble was a good bet. "This week's very unique," Appleby said. "You've got a guy on a big price-tag, a big roll on a colour - a red or black and bang, put it all down and it's an odds-on payer. It's a big investment but I think it's a real smart one. It's done right - ticket sales are through the roof, something we've not seen for a long time.