For the past few years, Tiger Woods has been pulled in several directions. After news of Woods’ infidelity hit the wire, everyone has been on Tiger about becoming a better man. In fact, Woods has gone out of his way to show the world that he can be a better man. In the process, he lost something that he may never recapture. A lot of people have put their differences about Woods on the back burner, and now, everyone wants Tiger the Champion to come back. Tiger has been Jordan on the Wizards for the past two seasons. His name may sell some tickets, but his game has been pure garbage since the incident. You could even say that Tiger Woods has lost his swag and has been a shadow of his former self.
Problems aside, Tiger Woods was once the greatest, because he possessed a force of invincibility. Tiger Woods was great, because he was greedy. If he wanted something, he took it and he didn’t worry about the consequences. Whether it was women, cars, property, or golf tournaments, Tiger could flip a switch and go get anything he wanted and make it happen. He was an Alpha Male who possessed the burning desire to be better than everyone at everything.
Since his incident, he has been trying to be something that he is not. In my experience of playing and covering sports, I have learned that you don’t have to be a great person to be a megastar. Wisdom tells us that everyone wants you to be something that you are not. It appears that Tiger started listening to what everyone wanted for a while, and he no longer trusted himself and it reflected in his play.
Color Commentator for Time Warner Cable Sports Network NC/SC/OH and NCCU Sports Network. Washed up athlete who used to ball, now I write and call.