On February 19th, the world stopped to listen to Tiger Woods.
People wanted to see if he was genuinely concerned. Tiger owed us that, and whomever says it is a private matter is an idiot.
Tiger is the most recognized athlete in the world, with genuine ability to praise.
To learn more, I read the section below from Tiger’s website, it opened my eyes about who he claims to be:
About Tiger Woods (http://web.tigerwoods.com/aboutTiger/didYouKnow)
Did You Know Wake-up time
Did you know that Tiger’s alarm clock is set at 5:00 a.m. sharp? Average clubhead speed
Did you know that Tiger’s average clubhead speed is 125 mph while the average person’s speed is 84 mph? Inspiration
Did you know that Tiger’s inspirations are his parents and Nelson Mandela? Perfect day
Did you know Tiger’s perfect day is to surf, ski, play golf and go spear-fishing in the same day? Favorite movie
Did you know that Tiger’s favorite movie is Caddyshack? Biggest challenge
Did you know that Tiger’s biggest challenge is to become a better person tomorrow? Proudest moment
Did you know that Tiger’s proudest moment was winning the Masters? Retreat
Did you know that Tiger’s retreat is to go underwater shooting fish? Favorite soundtrack
Did you know that Tiger’s favorite soundtrack is anything from ’80s and early ’90s? Fondest memory
Did you know that Tiger’s fondest memory was riding his bike and skateboard all the time? First job
Did you know that Tiger’s first job was as a cart boy? Indulgence
Did you know that Tiger’s indulgence is to spend his time on his boat? Check back periodically for many more Did You Know questions …
They forgot to add…..
Did you know Tiger likes to eat Vicodent and have affairs with porn-stars?
Tiger is Tiger Woods because he deceived the world into being more than just about golf.
To put it in clear english, Tiger is going to try and win; because Tiger still thinks he is bigger than the Universe.
That is about all the soul-searching he did during his indefinite leave to focus on being a better husband and father.
If on April 10th a Master’s Green Jacket is placed on Tiger Woods shoulders, all it means is Tiger can still play golf.
The media and the PGA are over-joyed because it means ratings and Tiger the product is all they care about. Tiger knows that if he ducked out till the US Open the oppurtunity might not be as big for his own brand.
Thats not enough for me. Tiger is so insincere it gives me shivers, but it doesn’t mean I won’t be watching.
To be a champion takes much more than a jacket or a prize. A Champion does not battle for their existence. They are unpretentious, humble and maintain their convictions, whatever they might be.
Tiger crossed the line of outrageous behavior, which many others have done before him. Difference is fans today claim athletes to be their own. We put them on a pedistal and want them to be special, but not only in their sport, in their character too.
I don’t see what is so wrong with that, Tiger is not just some regular pro-athlete….he is Tiger Woods.