Like many of you over the weekend, I was glued to my television, watching golf again and wearing red, and not just because of Palm Sunday. It took me back 22 years—nearly a generation—when we all first saw a year old Tiger roar through Augusta National in and leave the 18 th hole a Masters champion for the first time. All the world seemed fixated on his hug with his late father, Earl Woods.
Woods' appeal worldwide, particularly in Asia, remains stronger than ever after his 15th major title. Phillip, File. Tiger Woods ' first vacation to Thailand was a lot different than when he goes there for work.
He ranks second all-time in both men's major championships and PGA Tour wins and also holds numerous golf records. Following an outstanding junior, college, and amateur golf career, Woods turned professional in at the age of By the end of Aprilhe had won three PGA Tour events in addition to his first major, the Masterswhich he won by 12 strokes in a record-breaking performance.
It was midnight when the plane landed in Thailand five years ago, and Tiger Woods might have preferred to slip away quietly to get some rest. But despite the late hour, his arrival was an event that commanded live television coverage and drew fans who welcomed him with flowered necklaces. Though Woods said he had come to honor a promise to his mother to play golf in her homeland, to embrace the culture of "my other home," a distance seemed to exist between Woods and anything that might paint him to be too Asian.
Tiger Woods, once the fresh-faced future of golf, stared into the police camera with a forlorn look and hooded eyes. A year-old man who has famously insisted on his mixed racial heritage was identified in the arrest report with one word: black. The former No.
Bla'sian unknown. Noun: a mixture of the races Asian and African American black Very friendly, very rare. If you know one, you're lucky.
Verified by Psychology Today. I had often wondered about Tiger Woods. As a golf fan I loved watching the magical way he kept winning; but whenever I heard him being interviewed after a victory, there was something that disturbed me about him.
Like many Americans, Tiger Woods' racial and ethnic background contains multitudes. Which is another way of saying, Woods is multiracial. Woods has described himself as "Cablinasian," a word he made up during childhood to try to capture and convey his multiracial heritage. Woods' mother, Kultidais a native of Thailand whose own ancestry includes Chinese and Dutch.
Or, for that matter, my one-on-one matchup with Julius Irving had anything to do with basketball. Julius was 41 and I was 44, roughly the same ages as Woods and Mickelson are now. It was showbiz, giving fans what they wanted.