A Tiger In Trouble
As The News Develops, I’m Taking A Breath
After yesterday’s dark turn into another Covid-19 corner, I had planned to take a turn today toward a lighter subject – what I truly miss, and what I’m truly looking forward to in terms of “normal” in the coming weeks and months – but Tiger Woods’ serious car accident this morning in Southern California threw me for a loop.
I’m gonna take the night to let the news of this story develop, and fashion tomorrow’s entry based on his prognosis, details of the accident and what I think it means for the man’s career moving forward.
Anybody who’s read my golf journalism over the past 20 years, or is a golfer themselves, knows what Tiger Woods has meant to and done for the game. I can safely say I would not have stumbled into a 20-plus-year run writing about golf, and editing several magazines dedicated to it, without his tectonic affects on the sports, and on me as a fan and a longtime player. I’ve penned many a feature on him, most glowing, some not, including a blog I did back in 2010, several months after his first car accident and run-in with the law, and with his own troubled family and personal history. It just so happened that he gave a mea culpa press conference on Ash Wednesday, and it seems he’s been “repenting,” falling back, and repenting again, year after year, ever since. In other words, he’s a human being.
Anyway, after reading some brutal and vicious comments on a couple websites today, I can say that the man could use some grace right about now.
See you tomorrow.