As Tiger Woods begins his march for yet another Masters victory, we look deep into the soul of a champion, try to figure out what makes him who he is, why he is dominant, who he is inside. For some insight, we check out this quote from golf announcer David Feherty, who describes an ongoing contest he has with Tiger.
"I've never beaten him," Feherty insists. "He doesn't allow himself to lose anything, including his sense of fun. Going into the final day of last year's Buick Open, which would be his 50th win, I had assumed he was too preoccupied to remember we were tied in our juvenile contest at eight each. But when he came out of the scorer's tent, I offered him my hand, which he grasped, and I heard an almost imperceptible squeak. He looked me in the eye, and deadpanned, I win'. "
We will not deny that it brings us considerable relief and even a bit of cheer that the most dominant athlete in sports grasps the simple, sublime pleasures of a fart joke. In fact: Go Tiger! (Note: Vijay Singh has almost certainly never made a fart joke.)
Voice Of US Golf Has An Irish Accent [The Herald]