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Tiger Woods is an impressive young man, great for golf's image and self-promotion. He is not God's other son.
The Woods family seems to have the perfect balance between support, compassion and reality. The result is a son who not only has the talent to turn the golf world upside down but also the maturity to handle his role.
I could understand Rookie of the Year, or Phenom of the Year or even Marketing Tool of the Year. But Sportsman of the Year?
Why does Tiger's father characterize his three oldest children as practice for when the real thing came along and imply that God (with a salty barracks tongue) somehow agrees?
I am witnessing the emergence of someone "transcending" his life's work, and "making the world a better place to live in by virtue of his existence," bringing not only to me and my fellow hackers but to all the world a "humanitarianism we have never known before." All this by hitting a golf ball? Mother Teresa need not worry. We have found her successor, and he will be at a PGA Tour stop near you this year.
I was surprised there was no mention of his turning water into wine.
Why don't we all just sit back and enjoy watching this young man play golf and let him be a human being instead of trying to mold him into the solution for the problems of the world?
My best efforts to accept this year's Sportsman choice lasted a mere 19.32 seconds. How could you pass over Michael Johnson, the most astounding Olympic performer since Bob Beamon, in favor of a golfer without a single major win?