Monday, April 11, 2011

A Look Back At Tiger's Greatest Moment


As I watched my fellow, deceptively black, compatriot Eldrick "Tiger" Woods resurrect his entire career, thanks to an impressive (albeit slightly disappointing) performance at Augusta National, I began to reminisce over the golden days of that racially-confused sports hero that conspicuously bears an uncanny resemblance to...me (We could pass for brothers, easily.)

My dad, of course, found joy in watching highlights of Tiger's 1997 Masters victory, as the twenty-one year old became the first minority to win the tournament, as well as the youngest individual to win it. That day in history meant about as much to him as Obama Inauguration meant for my Civil Rights Era grandmother (Both of these occasions were grossly inflated, but let my people have their moment dammit!)

For me however, my fondest Tiger memory, the one in which I simply could not shake this weekend came in his finest moment, when all doubt was caste away, and we finally boxed Tiger into to a racial category.


Now this moment alone is both breathtaking and captivating. There's no doubt about that. But as I searched for this clip over the weekend, to have my own Tiger Woods experience, like my father, I was even more overwhelmed to find something else regarding this seemingly glorious moment in Tiger's illustrious career.

As easy a target Tiger Woods is, with the racial confusion, the NOT racial confusion (See: Prolific number of white women bedded), apparently dude has a sense of humor too.
All praise is due to the Honorable Eldrick Tont Woods.

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