Tiger Woods rolls a car, breaks his legs and the world stops and watches the drama.
His fame, name recognition and level of celebrity is incredible.
Scrutiny and reactions will follow for weeks and more. How did it happen? Will he play again? Will he fully recover? I was disgusted when reaction was sought afterward from women he had apparently had affairs with when he was married. Are you kidding? Class it up people.
WE DON’T NEED TIGER ANALYSIS
The questions will come from all directions, and if he doesn’t play again, a legion of people who only watch or care about golf it Tiger is playing, will drift on to something else remember when Tiger was Tiger and he made us watch.
I’m not one of those. I love the game first, and I love the way Tiger played it.
My immediate reaction was surprise and concern for his well-being. I’m trying to keep it there for a while before getting concerned about the questions.
Rory McIlroy has seemingly become the spokesman for professional golfers, and he is hitting it down the middle with his statement:
RORY HAS IT RIGHT ON WITH TIGER
“He’s not Superman,” he told Golfweek after the accident.
“He’s a human being at the end of the day. And he’s already been through so much. At this stage, I think everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, that he’s alive, that his kids haven’t lost their dad. That’s the most important thing. Golf is so far from the equation right now, it’s not even on the map at this point.”
Phil Mickelson echoed Rory.
“All the guys here understand and appreciate what he has meant to the game of golf and for us and the PGA Tour,” Mickelson said. “We all are very appreciative and supportive of what he’s done for us, but right that’s so far from our minds.
“I thought Rory McIlroy really said it well when he said that we’re just lucky and appreciative that his kids didn’t lose their father.”
Let’s keep it THERE, people. Let’s stay concerned about his health, his kids, his grasp on life. Sure, we can all hope he plays again, but relax with all the questions. It was a seriously concerning accident and the best thing is:
His kids still have a dad.
Photos from USA Today