Fans say they forgive Woods' infidelity

Updated: 2010-04-06 09:20
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AUGUSTA, Georgia - Golf fans at the T-Bonz Steakhouse weren't interested in more sordid details about Tiger Woods' philandering. They wanted to see him play golf.

Fans say they forgive Woods' infidelity
Tiger Woods of the US chips to the 15th green during a practice round for the 2010 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2010. [Agencies] 

"I adore Tiger," said Vicki Jones, who watched Woods' practice round and press conference on TV Monday from the restaurant, located about a mile from Augusta National.

The 60-year-old from Knoxville, Tennessee, said she came to the Masters primarily to support Woods.

"What he did, it definitely is wrong," said Jones, wearing a Nike cap with the "TW" logo. "He even admits it's not right. But all in all, I think he's a good person."

Robert Szocinski, an Augusta firefighter, agreed.

"The man's a Buddhist and this is the Bible belt. We forgive," Szocinski said. "This week, people in Augusta look at one thing - About 20 people watched silently, forgetting their beers, as Woods opened his news conference.

"He's nervous," one man said as Woods stumbled over the name of his practice partner for the day, Fred Couples.

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