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Women might be calling for his head on a platter, and some golf fans may be warming up their pipes to taunt him from the stands, but at least one person is standing by Tiger Woods.

Sort of.

Reverend Ricky Kirton, the pastor who officiated the marriage between Woods and Elin Nordegren, has the following message for the couple:

“Forgive each other. Be there for each other, and it will work out.”

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Kirton told People he “started to pray” for the pair soon after Tiger’s infiedlity leaked out. He then started to shake his head and laugh uncontrollably as the number of cheating stories piled up. Just kidding about the second part.

Because Tiger Woods is out of rehab and still with his wife, we’re sure the tabloid coverage will stop… not!

Of course, Kirton hasn’t spoken to Tiger or Elin since their 2004 wedding. Nor has he ever been married. It’s unclear what expertise he can possibly offer on this topic.

All the pastor has are the words of wisdom he offers all engaged couples.

“I tell them to remain true to their vows. I want them to know this is serious and they have to work hard,” he said, relaying the advice he delivers: “Remember these four phrases. I was wrong. I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you.”

He also might wanna add: get a second cell phone for your mistresses.