Within the bounds of the Decorum of the Forum, frankly I don't have any warm feelings headed your way right now. Defending Lance Armstrong is a truly disgusting thing. And Equating this Woods guy to him is IMO outrageous. And you can go back through the annals of this Forum - I'm a pretty stalwart fan of any golfer other than Woods. I just happen to think it was a great thing for him to come back like this, and at least win this one Masters. Back in the days of Hinault and LeMond, I had so many friends who followed bikes. Then came the Cult of Armstrong, and to go against him would be to deny 9/11 or something. He defined the sport and used his cancer story as a shield to enable himself to go lots of drugs and really, the authorities feared what would happen if they outed him. As for the competition, you could either dose some also, or retire. Or do what Marco Pantani did. So in the end, and this applies triple to the USA, pro bike racing was destroyed by the mendacity of Lance Armstrong. Woods' actions, to the contrary, will in the end have a net favorable impact on Pro Golf. What we're actually looking at is two people far different than you would have us believe.