Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Normally Reserved Tiger Talks Obama

If you know anything about Tiger Woods, you likely know how tight-lipped he can be regarding just about any topic, including golf at times. And when it comes to social issues or politics, you usually have a better chance of outdriving him than hearing Tiger give his thoughts or opinions.

However, as he is progressing through his early 30's, maybe Tiger is ready to be more open about his feelings towards politics. Check out the story below from The Golf Channel, where golf's number one player talks about America's new number one citizen and its number one issue.

Tiger Woods, who is normally reserved when it comes to any topic not related to golf, weighed in on Barack Obama's election as the first African American president in United States history.

"I think it's absolutely incredible," Woods told CNBC. "He represents America. He's multiracial. I was hoping it would happen in my lifetime. My father was hoping it would happen in his lifetime, but he didn't get to see it. I'm lucky enough to have seen a person of color in the White House."

Obama was elected last Tuesday as the 44th President of the United States. When asked by the cable news outlet how his father Earl would have reacted, Woods said: "He would have cried. Absolutely. No doubt about it."

Woods, who has been sidelined since winning the U.S. Open in June due to season-ending knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, also spoke out on the state of the country's economy and how it might affect the PGA Tour.

"I don't know if some of the tournaments, if they're going to go away or have new sponsors come in," Woods told CNBC.Woods is still uncertain as to when he will return to competition. He hopes to begin hitting full shots at the beginning of 2009 and be back no later than the Masters Tournament in April.

1 comment:

Crossy said...

I'm very happy Tiger spoke up about Obama. It was the perfect opportunity for his voice to be heard. I respect his decision to stay out of the limelight when it comes to creating soundbites for the media to run over and over and over. If you're going to give a soundbite about something - at least let it be positive. Tiger did just that...