Tiger Woods has been a world-wide phenomenon and, around the globe, his story has leapt from the sports pages to the front pages. Now, with reports of a Canadian doctor who treated Woods -- and several other athletes -- being arrested in Toronto for allegedly having illegal performance enhancing drugs in his possession, the interest in Woods' troubles has spiked to a fever pitch.
While there's no proof Woods was given drugs, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips pointed out it's just more bad publicity the golf superstar really doesn't need.
And that bad publicity has spread around the world, Phillips observed, saying it's especially true in some countries, such as golf-mad Japan, where photos of Woods's wife, Elin Nordegren, and Woods, are plastered everywhere on news billboards.
In Sweden, where Nordegren is from, newspapers have followed the story in detail; in fact, Tuesday's editions carried a picture of her filling up her car, her ring finger conspicuously missing its ring.
According to Frederik Olofson, of TV4Sweden, "Even respected columnists are writing she should just dump him."
In Britain, Woods' lawyers actually went to court to keep some nasty pictures of him out of the papers. But the injunction was deemed unnecessary.
Mark Stephens, a media attorney, told CBS News, "The images, I'm told, were of a nature just too explicit to be used."
Phillips also mentioned an interview of Woods before his car crashed into the fire hydrant. In the interview, Woods is asked, "Family first, golf second?" Woods answers, "Always."
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