Not a true Tiger fan like many others, I enjoy when he is in the mix on Sunday, its exciting to watch, but I also dont approve of his off course antics.
That being said, Tiger has no control over what the media focus on. Welcome to the tabloid media, Total Access and TMZ, this is what the majority of people tune in for, the scandal. Add to that mentality the most talented golfer of our time (maybe anyones) and you get a lot of Tiger watchers, and the media will of course tune in on it, their jobs are to get viewers to watch their advertisements to bring in more advertising money, thats it.
That also being said, ask anyone on tour, their wallets are all larger thanks to Tiger. So the guys barely making the cut, are millionaires thanks to him. There is more golf coverage thanks to him, and there is much more money thanks to him.
So in conclusion, hate the guy for his morals, hate the guy because normally he is that much better, but dont hate somebody for the attention that is brought to him by others. The guy never talks politics, and never tries to be the guy in front of the camera, he kept his personal life personal (for obvious reasons we know) and he never invites people in to his life, the media took all the liberty there. If the guy has a bulging disk, doesn't want to finish, then he has the right to. You can say he was seeking attention by doing so, but I could also see it as he felt like crap, as not in contention and decided to step aside. And thank god he did, because we got to see others play the rest of the day.