Sunday, 6 December 2009

The bigotry that dare not speak its name

Tiger should know better than anyone about the importance of commitment. From agonising between a 4-iron and a 5-iron, once you make a decision, you need to commit to the shot.
Otherwise, as with his marriage, you are in danger of ending up in the long grass.
Now I’m not going to get on my moral high horse - mine rode out of town a long time ago - but I can’t condone what he has done.
However, when it comes to attracting detractors, Tiger seems to have managed it on an industrial scale and he has achieved it in a celebrity culture where, at times, marriage and affairs seem to go together like.....well.....a horse and carriage.
It just doesn’t add up.
My suspicion is that too many of these latter-day critics – including many fellow professionals – see this as no more than an opportunity to vent their spleen. They have never accepted that the world’s predominant golfer is, shall we say, in their minds, different.
Shame on them for that. Shame on Tiger for the other.

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