Sunday, June 15, 2008


It's true his destiny will be the best golfer there ever was. Jack Nicklaus is regarded as the greatest golfer of all time...for right now. But when Tiger Woods is done, he'll go down as the best and greatest golfer of all time. Nicklaus will have nothing on Tiger, when he's done. And here's the catch...he's not white!

A predominately white sport Tiger has crushed all that by being the most well known multi-racial golfer of this generation.

I've watched Tiger since he turned pro at the age of 21 in 1996. He's dominated the golf industry ever since. He's been consistent throughout his career minus a year where he kinda hit a slump. He is one of the richest sports athlete thanks to his endorsement deals. He roughly averages about $23 mil a year playing golf (and that's not the PGA paying him, that's him winning tournaments after tournaments) and he makes over $150 mil off endorsement deals. Sports digest has him becoming the first billionaire athlete by 2010. And I don't doubt that will happen.

Just watching his tournaments on television you see how amazing he is. I can't imagine what is like to be in his presence watching him do his thing. In fact I just watched the highlights of day three of the 2008 U.S. Open and Tiger is just phenomenal. That's the best word to describe him. I mean a 66 ft put on the 13th hole on a downhill slope that broke to the left and he got it dead on center for an Eagle? Come on that's phenomenal. Or what about on 17 in the rough and chips it in for a birdie? Or on 18 a 35 ft put on a slight down slope and a huge break to the right? Gets it dead center again for an eagle. Oh and all this on a tweaked knee that shrieks in pain after each opening drive at the tee? Phenomenal!

All I have to say is that his father taught him well. I've heard of all the things his dad did to ready him for the pros. The countless hours of tedious practices, the numerous exercises to kill the butterflies that being nervous brings out. Would all sound like some form of child abuse now, but look what it did, it made him the best golfer the world will ever know. I really don't believe he gets nervous, he's so focused out on the course that I don't think he ever worries. He's a robot out there. I can't wait to see how his career pans out. I hope he remains keeping his head straight and not trip and do something to taint his image and career. In other words, don't bust a Kobe or O.J.

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