Tiger Woods “Vanity Fair” Cover – Cool or Creepy?
When Tiger Woods appeared on the cover of Golf Digest leaning over President Obama, it was an embarrassing nod to his pre-scandal life. But Tiger’s new Vanity Faircover embraces his sexcapades, featuring the golf star shirtless, stone-faced, and holding a pair of free weights.
You can check Buzz Bissinger’s cover story, aptly titled “Tiger in the Rough,” at VF’s website, but don’t be too enticed; it’s not an interview. Still, it does pose some interesting questions about the scandal. Why were we all so shocked at Tiger’s infidelity? Athletes are notorious for womanizing and other scandalous behavior. Is it that he’s a golfer? Were his publicists really that good at crafting a squeaky-clean image?
Buzz reflects on an old interview with a then 21-year-old Tiger, in which he didn’t seem so innocent under that polo shirt. In a 1997 GQ article, Tiger said, “What I can’t figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big d—s?” His people must have been upset over that one, since it wasn’t too long after that Tiger stopped being so open to the media.
Do you think Tiger can ever recover from this? Will he ever be able to go back to the red polo, or is shirtless, sex-crazed Tiger the only one we’ll know from here on out?