Tiger yesterday, now, and forever
As of the close of the third round in this weekend’s PGA match at the Whistling Straights golf club in Wisconsin, 23 players had scores better than Tiger Woods, ranging from the leader, Nick Watney, at 13 under par, to seven players tied at five under par. Woods was tied with ten other players at four under par. So Woods was either behind or no better than a total of 33 other players. But for Mike Lupica at the New York Daily News (of whom I once said that he is “standing proof that sports journalists are among the most extreme liberals in the country, the most bent out of shape about race”), Woods is still the world’s biggest sports star, and ought to be the center of attention always, whether he’s winning a match or far back in the field, as he is at Whistling Straights. Sounds like sort of a cult rather than sports journalism, doesn’t it? And would Lupica be fanning the flames of that cult if Woods were, you know, white?
David B. writes:
You ask: “And would Lupica be fanning the flames of that cult if Woods were, you know, white?”Ben W. writes:
I keep seeing stories about Woods’s golfing performance—even when he is almost last in the field. I keep seeing Woods’s face in television commercials for golf tournaments. Why?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 15, 2010 02:22 PM | Send