Honestly, I am a casual golf viewer, viewer not fan.
I rooted for Tiger me self. Then the Scandals. I see him as a human being. Complete with our good and bad aspects. Inwardly I still root him because I am sick of the hypocrisy of people.
to the point: We elevate Stars, Celebs and Athletes to demigod status and then cast down our idols when they are revealed to be all too human.
He messed up. Multiple times. Should he be forever be maligned? Perhaps. Look at Barry Bonds. When he was on top of the world his rudeness was overlooked.
Same with Manny, people chose to overlook his idiosyncrasies.
Then the idol topples from the perch which we made for him/ her.
Then we hate his guts...
Yet we root Scarface, Freddy Kruger, the Goodfellas, Tony Soprano and plethora of "bad guys..."