THEN: That's worse than Tiger saying he won with his C game.
NOW: He wins the Masters by 12 strokes and the U.S. Open by 15. Awesome.
"Tiger is a better person than he is a golfer." 1997
THEN: What any doting dad would say.
NOW: How would we know?
"Tiger will do more than any man in history to change the course of humanity. The world is just getting a taste of his power." 1996
THEN: The mother of all grand pronouncements. Earl will be ridiculed forever for this one.
NOW: We don't know about changing humanity, but Tiger is the most popular sports figure in the world—maybe the most popular figure, period.
"You should see him run. Tiger's a perfect 400-meter runner. He'd kick Michael Johnson's ass." 1996
THEN: Get serious.
NOW: Get serious.