Friday, April 9, 2010

List: 'The 10 Lessons of Tiger Woods'

Today’s ‘List Friday’. It’d be true to say, I think, that most people on Earth would know of the Tiger Woods scandal that’s gradually unfolded since late 2009. It started on 25 November when supermarket tabloid The National Enquirer exposed a Woods’ extramarital affair. Then 1½ days later it accelerated – or maybe decelerated – when at 2:30 a.m. Woods’ Cadillac, with Tiger at the wheel, collided with a hedge, then a fire hydrant and finally a tree, with his golf club wielding wife quickly on hand at the crash site to add to the damage. And so it went on: over a dozen mistresses, total golf tournament abstinence, sponsorship cancellations, sex addiction therapy and rehabilitation etc etc etc. It’s all too tawdry and sordid to recount. Yet even for me as a person who doesn’t value, respect or covet anything about Woods – including his golf talent and his wealth – even before his scandal became public, it holds a kind of morbid fascination. I don’t know why. Perhaps because I knew his public image of virtuousness was impossible to sustain, and I delight in events proving me correct. Anyway today’s list, from salon.com, is a 10-picture slideshow. It’s titled ‘The 10 Lessons of Tiger Woods’ and subtitled ‘What the golfer’s epic scandal taught us about sexting, porn stars and the power of a nine iron’. My favourite caption of the 10? ‘In a battle between a Cadillac Escalade and a golf club, bet on the golf club.’ Yes indeed. Ho hum.

1 comment:

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

Really it is all so sleazy and predictable, frankly I found the wombats on Vivienne's blog far more interesting and cuddly than a golf star with a fancy for loose women!