Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Messiah? I Don't Think So ...........

Current mood: rooting for the other guy


From Slate:

Gandhi and Tiger Woods

By Robert Wright
Posted Monday, July 24, 2000, at 11:30 PM ET

"Tiger will do more than any other man in history to change the course of humanity. He is the Chosen One. He'll have the power to impact nations. Not people. Nations."
Earl Woods, Tiger's father

"Tiger has Thai, African, Chinese, American Indian, and European blood. He can hold everyone together. He is the Universal Child."
Kultida Woods, Tiger's mother


Gosh, you'd never know it with all the cursing, club-throwing, pouting and other displays
of immaturity and lack of discipline Tiger treats his fans to on network TV. Far from being a role model, he is an embarrassment.

I remember when he missed a key shot and then, incensed, took a savage swing at his
caddie. I couldn't help but think, if Tiger's temper causes him to behave this badly in front of millions of people, his private meltdowns must be spectacular.

John Daly may be the PGA's "bad boy", but Tiger is still, at thirty, a spoiled brat.

If he truly wants to honor his father's memory, he can begin by growing up.