Golfer Tiger Woods shares a moment with Elin Nordegren during the opening ceremony for the 35th Ryder Cup matches in Bloomfield, Michigan in this September 16, 2004 file photo. Woods, the world's top golfer, hit a fire hydrant and tree early November 27, 2009 as he pulled his Cadillac Escalade out of the driveway of his house in Windermere, Florida, near Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Woods and Nordegren married in Barbados on October 4, 2004. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files

Powerful men who seem to have it all; a successful career, a loving wife and family, why are they prone to stray?

Tiger Woods on Wednesday came out and publically apologized in a statement on his website for his transgressions saying that he let his family down, following news of alleged affairs with multiple women.

According to Barry McCarthy of the American University, many powerful men tend to view an affair as a separate incident that is compartmentalized and will in no way affect their marriages.

Most of these men think about the affair as not having anything to do with their real lives anything to do with their marriages its juts the high opportunity sexual fling, McCarthy told the Associated Press.

McCarthy also added that the affairs should not only be blamed on men, but also on the woman. The idea of having a sexual encounter with a powerful man to many women is something highly attractive and as a result many women pursue such men.

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