Anybody Who Doesn't Cheer for Tiger Woods Today Clearly Hates Partly-Asian People

April 8, 2010

The world's number one golfer (and a go-to source if you want to know which IHOPs have the hottest waitresses) is back on the golf course today for the first time since the whole "repeatedly cheating on his wife" misunderstanding and, shockingly enough, lots of people are prepared to boo him.

Sure, the guy made a mistake (or 17, for those keeping score at home), but unless you're the one waiting at home while he's next door slipping wine coolers to the neighbor's teenage daughter, I don't quite understand the need to take his infidelity so personally.

Quite frankly, this is the most (and only) interesting thing to happen in the history of golf.

Today at the Masters, for the first time in months, we finally get to see the game's most talented player back on the course and people are prepared to give him a cold welcome just because he may (but definitely did) sleep with a few dozen women who weren't his wife?

Don't get me wrong, it's entertaining to mock his extramarital affairs, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate him as an athlete. Character and athletic performance can be mutually exclusive. You don't have to be a good person to be a great champion.

If all we did was cheer for upstanding human beings, there would be a lot more fantasy football drafts with Eli Manning getting selected first overall. (And nobody wants to see that happen.)

Go Tiger!

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