If any of you are lucky enough to be unemployed or working at home like The Entertainment Buddha, you were able to watch Tiger’s return to professional golf this afternoon. Let’s just say Tiger pretty much has a free pass to do what he wants in life. I’d go as far as saying he could probably kill someone and we’d still love to watch him play golf. Maybe the fans were overly polite just because it’s Augusta, but I have a hunch after today most everyone will forget the adulterous Tiger for a long time.
Tiger stepped up to his mid-afternoon tee time looking determined yet nervous, an emotion we rarely ever saw in him pre-scandal. Once the starter called his name and a roaring ovation was let out he embarked on his lowest opening round in the Masters of his career. You would have never guessed that this dude cheated on his wife and two kids with tons of skanks the way the fans adored him. It was like nothing ever happened. You know what? I was elated to see him golf as well.
Do you think Jesse James will be able to recover the public’s adoration as fast as Tiger? Not a snowball’s chance in hell people. Tiger was once described as potentially having the same impact that Jesus did on this world, and I’m starting to believe it.
Beyond his off the course issues his game looked like he never missed a beat. Anyone who plays golf and takes an extended break from the game knows how difficult it is to get your rhythm and swing back. The way he played today you would’ve thought he was at a golf clinic and not sex rehab for the past few months. Like I mentioned earlier his score of -4 is the best he ever shot in the opening round of the Masters. The guy had two eagles and just missed a 3rd by mere inches.
If it weren’t for his mega-choke in last year’s PGA Championship I’d chalk him up for a win this weekend. Knowing Tiger there’s a great chance of it happening. It’d be the icing on the cake for his return to the top, and it sure as hell will wash him of his sins that we will so easily forget. Isn’t being awesome and famous wonderful?
You’ve been enlightened…