A Tiger Woods piece was my initial writing published and much has changed since July 20th, 2005. We’ve had our issues with Eldrick and now that he’s truly going through something (impending divorce, separation from his kids, media scrutiny) we’ll see what he’s made of. He’s fallen back to the pack this golf season as he attempts to overcome the specter of infidelity (I feel it’s between he and his wife but I digress) as it affects his love of golf but more importantly, his life and everyone he truly cares for. Much has been said about Tiger and during the British Open press conference (He’s won 3 times at St. Andrews), he was definitely pressed. They pull no punches across the pond but in some ways I think it was good for Tiger to get out of the country to reclaim his major game in the land where golf got its name. Question is, do you care enough about Tiger woods in his current state to root for him now…if ever? Are you done with what some consider the circus of his life? He’s four majors back of Jack and it almost seems as if he’s Ken Griffey Jr. in the midst of his injury years staring at the top of the home run list wondering if he was ever going to become #1.
It didn’t happen but the Kid managed to have a great career nonetheless.
Will Tiger? Do you care?
To the links…
Oosthuizen surges to 3-shot lead (Tiger shoots 67 and will tee off shortly this morning) at British Open (AP)
Wall keys Wizards’ third straight Summer win (WaPo)
Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks turning heads in Summer League (LA Times)
Death in the Cage: The Michael Kirkham Story (AOL FanHouse)
Sad story: Coaches, friends, family could not help John Crowder (Baltimore Sun)
My bad I’m late on this: Reggae Pioneer Sugar Minott Dies at 54 (Billboard)
Oil Spill Capped for a Second Day, Offering Some Hope (NYT)
Reflections of Fidel: The origin of wars (Granma International)
In DC? Huh? Mild earthquake felt across region (WaPo)
Why Black Writers Tend Not to Shout (The Atlantic)