It's getting on for a week since Tiger Woods drove into a fire hydrant in the early hours of the morning.
Since then there has been unceasing talk about what happened, and why.
Now, though, it's time to give the poor bloke a break and stop talking about his troubles.
1. His marriage is probably breaking down
Tiger's car crash may or may not have come after a heated argument with his wife, Elin, and his injuries may or may not have been inflicted by Elin wielding a golf club during an argument about allegations of Tiger having an affair with socialite and 9/11 widow Rachel Uchitel.
Whatever Tiger did or didn't do, however, one thing is for sure: he's a man with big problems in his marriage. There's nothing funny about that, no room for waggery or arched comment.
Repeated calls from the media for him to appear in public and explain are insane. Would you like to have to stand up at a press conference and re-live the most embarrassing moment of your life? Of course not. It's pure media ghoulishness.
2. He's famous, but he's still a person
It's understandable that people want to talk about the incident, simply because Woods is one of the 10 most famous people alive today. Don't believe us? Then try naming thinking of 10 people who are more well known.
You'll probably get to Julia Roberts at number five and run out of steam, just like Bunker Mentality did. (INcidentally, the other four were David Beckham, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie).
Famous, yes. Inhuman, no - despite whatever transgressions he has committed.
3. He's had to battle back from knee reconstruction
Okay, so Tiger has had a pretty good 2009, even by his high standards, with six wins and top 10s in three of the four Majors (though he did miss the cut at The Open).
But he deserves our respect for battling back from a potentially career-damaging operation to rebuild the ACL in his left knee. Anyone who has had this operation will know that it requires endless physiotherapy to recover full strength and movement in the leg.
Recuperation from ACL reconstruction is a depressing time for any sportsperson and while Woods will have received the very best treatment available, who can say what sort of impact it had on his psyche and home life.
4. He's done a huge amount for the game
Tiger transformed golf, bursting on to the scene in the late 1990s exactly as the powers of the previous generation - Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, et al - were all but gone. The Tiger effect has massively raised sponsorship money, interest in the game and grassroots take-up.
Would golf be an Olympic sport if arguably the world's greatest current athlete wasn't a golfer? Almost certainly not, and whatever you think about the IOC's cowardly and self-serving decision to give the sport a spot in 2016, any benefits it will bring to the sport can be traced straight back to Woods.
5. He's brought some rock and roll to golf
If a top star from the world of music or film had crashed a 4x4 into a fire hydrant, nobody would have batted an eyelash, let alone an entire lid.
In most other sports - where drug cheats, ABH trials, prison sentences and filthy handballing Frenchmen are commonplace - there might have been a few ruffled feathers.
But in golf it's a bit different. The game has a reputation as a genteel and respectable sport, but that reputation has now been jazzed up to a ludicrous degree by Tiger's crazy antics.
Once we're over the shock, that probably will not be a bad thing.