Tennis ace Roger Federer said he’s talked to Tiger Woods recently, and thinks things will eventually come back to normal — at least on the links — for the embattled golfer, who has not publicly been seen or heard from since his marital woes surfaced.
“The tabloids are going crazy, sponsor contracts are falling apart,” Federer told French sports paper L’Equipe Friday. “I’ve always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute; it scares you a bit, but that’s the way things are.”
The 33-year-old father-of-two will be back as “as the wonderful golfer we know,” Federer, a 15-time Grand Slam winner, told the paper.
Woods last golf outing was the Australian Masters, which he won November 15. Two weeks later, on November 27, he crashed his SUV after an argument with wife Elin Nordegren that came on the heels of the National Enquirer’s bombshell revelation Tiger had been having an affair with Rachel Uchitel. Since then, the world-famous golfer has been accused of affairs with more than a dozen women. Federer did not say where Woods is and his location remains a mystery since his car crash.