Tiger Woods handles his baby's birth with class, rather than Phil Mickelson crass
Much of what you need to know about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson can be found in the very different ways they handled the birth of a child. Mickelson turned one of his kids’ births into a media event, making sure everybody knew about his beeper vigil at the 1999 U.S. Open. Mickelson couldn’t have played the Mr. Mom role up better for all those fawning sponsors to see if he brought in Michael Keaton.
The only surprise was that Mickelson didn’t invite Katie Couric to report live from the delivery room.
Tiger, on the other hand, couldn’t have handled the birth of his daughter this week with more dignity. He didn’t turn the U.S. Open into a story of Tiger Daddy. He let the focus stay on golf, and some of the other golfers. He offered no distraction excuses when he finished second for the second straight major. He stuck around for the trophy ceremony, gave Angel Cabrera his props and then quietly went home for the birth. Which he informed the world of in understated fashion on his web site.
That’s Tiger class as opposed to Mickelson crass.
It’s a safe bet that Sam Alexis Woods will not be used in photo-op moments on the 18th greens of tournaments either. There will be no repeats of Mickelson’s now charmless: Release the kids! at every camera click chance.
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the good graces of others not to hold you
accountable for the things you say.
Media access to something personal you
complain. When they don't you complain!
You don't know why Phil did what he did or
why Tiger did what he did so how can you
say one is a class act and the other is
crass. In my opinion you are a lazy,
superficial columnist that needs to work
a little harder to write a real story.
Thanks Chris, for giving Lefty the razzing he deserved! ;)
The best article i have read in years!
Tiger Woods is truly a phenomenal golfer whether or not people like him or not.
By the way, all those down-home golfers aren't always as nice as people have seen on TV. For example, Zach Johnson snarled at people and whinned bitterly at the USGA. He was hopping mad after his sinal round when a baby cried on the 18th green. He was about to let the gallery have it when he was told that it was his son who wailed.
The fact is none of the fans really know the golfers up-close-and-personal. Mickelson is better at acting than Woods, that's all.
Golfan - I have never heard Phil drop an f-bmb and I have watched lots of golf. Tiger has dropped plenty from what I have watched.
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