Kenny Perry Welcomes Tiger Woods Back

Here is the report:

Woods revealed on Tuesday that he will bring an end to his four-month exile from the game at the season’s first major next month.

Perry admitted that he thought the world number one would chose to return at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill next week, but is just glad that Woods will soon be back to boost the game once again.

“Well that’s great, it’s great news,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I figured he’d come back next week at Bay Hill since he lives there and he’s won it six times I think.

“But whatever, it’s awesome to have your stud back, our star. He carried our tour, I thank him every day because my pay-check has really risen because of him and our sport really grew because of him.”

Perry continued: “We all forgive him, he’s come back and we’re his family out here.

“You know I tell everybody I’ve got my family at home, but I’ve got my tour family that I travel with week-in, week-out. We’re like a travelling circus, we travel different cities but we’re all together.

“I just want to give the guy a hug, give him a handshake and get him on back out here playing great golf again. I want to beat him!”

Thank you, Kenny Perry!

Forgiveness, embrace and hospitality.

Perry exhibits the spirit of Jesus and is living out his Christian commitment as a deacon of the Church of Christ in Franklin, KY.

Woods has apologized. He has sought help and treatment.

Leave the man alone, let him play and give him space to heal his soul, marriage and family.

6 Responses to “Kenny Perry Welcomes Tiger Woods Back”

  1.   Bruce Bates Says:

    shouldn’t the people of christ be the first to run and hug those who have apologized (e.g. The prodigal)? Thanks Kenny for leading the way!

  2.   K. Rex Butts Says:

    What a great example, especially in a world under the microscope of media which hides behind the facade of liberty but seems very hardpressed to forgive and move on.

    Grace and peace,


  3.   Cool Springs Veronica Says:

    It will be some time before I can respect Tiger Woods again.

    •   John Mark Hicks Says:

      Many will have to rebuld their relationship with Tiger as he earns their trust again (as his recovery continues and progresses). At the same time, forgiveness does not mean we respect what a person does or did. It means we let go of the resentment and hatred that might through roadblocks in the path of reconciliation and relationship.

  4.   Terry Tomke Says:

    Tiger is a great player, but his life-style and past will and should haunt him for the rest of his life. The comment heard on ABC Radio Sports mad eby Kenny Perry saying something like, “We are glad to have our stud back”. was a poor choice of words. We all know he is a great player, but the word “stud” well… not well said. Tiger has done something that will and should haunt him for the rest of his life. Can the PGA survive without him? Are they better off with or without him? The players on the tour want him back as he makes them money. We should all keep in mind that the money made on the tour is the money that the public spends. Our dollars support the tour. It does not grow on trees. The players welcoming him back for financial reasons is quite lame. If he were an “average Joe”, I am not sure how the people around him would react. But, since he is high profile and makes others money, the will welcome him back as it is good for their pocketbook. I wish him well as he tries to rebuild his life. My marriage of almost 30 years was for life. That is what our vows stated. I guess that does not count for the rich and famous. Time will tell and God will determine the final outcome.

    •   John Mark Hicks Says:

      Very few, I would imagine, would condone Tiger’s actions. Yet, apologetic, repentant and seeking help–as far as any human can gather–we forgive and welcome. Irrespective of money or talent or status, Christians receive and forgive broken people. God is the ultimate arbitrator here–no doubt–yet Jesus calls us to forgive those who repent, and to forgive them just as God forgives us.

      I do agree that “stud” was a poor choice of words, and perhaps Perry recognized that as he added further comments.

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