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Monday
Sep022013

Video: Red Is Sam's Power Color Too

Tiger Woods with daughter Sam in matching red and black, heading back out onto the TPC Boston after the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Even more adorable than the outfit, Tiger's strut.

 

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It seems Phil wants to get adopted by Woods family. Look at this picture :-)

https://twitter.com/si_golf/status/374587021055897601/photo/1
09.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJake
Don't tell me Tiger passed on the opportunity for a group photo with Stadler and Lefty.
09.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
I didn't think it was possible to get any more contrived than Fowler and Blixt wearing matching outfits last week.

I now realize I was wrong.

Nice to see Woody is employing his daughter in an effort to rescue his Q rating from the gutter.
09.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassie
It's nice to see him spend time with his 6 year old daughter. I bet she thinks he's awesome. Let's keep the ridicule and snark away from this one, shall we?
09.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRES
RES,
You should have seen some of the others I deleted. Cassie is just scum, the others were flat out reprehensible.
09.2.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
Geoff please name names!!
09.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTMZ
Off the top of my head, Ghillie's was pretty appalling. How anyone could see anything in this other than an adorable girl taking joy in watching her dad work and doing it in style, is beyond me.
09.3.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
RES and Geoff, +1.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Geoff, you seem to be implying that Ghillie was having a go at Tiger's daughter? I would find that very hard to believe. Ghillie certainly doesn't like Tiger Woods. So what? Neither do I.
I dunno, I thought this was cute. If Tiger is using her for Q rating purposes, then he's scum. But, I'm not willing to assume that just because his daughter wants to dress like daddy.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
Geoff, Thank you for sparing us some day-darkening bile. Along with the scores of scornful comments littering threads on Diana Nyad's swim, the pettiness is enough to make one quit the Internet.

On a happier subject, what is the source of the Alistaire Cooke quotation about CBMacDonald ? I'd love to read Cooke on golf.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
C&C it was not about the adorable child. It was based on what dressing her in her old man's power Sunday garb projected, coupled with the wish that her mother's influence was as strong as her father's. About that long, too.

Debatable, perhaps. Reprehensible? Hardly.

I think the host's reaction to Cassie's post is also a bit extreme. It's not as if Woods, who may well be a very good father, has not employed his family man image for gain before.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Let people say what they want. It's nice to see this man spend time with his children. It's nice that they want to spend time with him. I have three kids and my educated guess is that there is nothing behind this other than the fact that Tiger realizes that time moves quickly and he has limited opportunities to make an impact on these kids lives.

I choose to see the good here. Good for Tiger and good for Sam.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris from DE
Before the hydrant, Woods was nortorious for waxing on how family was just "so important" in a serenade to his endorsers.

To call somebody "scum" for calling out one of the most deceitful, disingenuous AND least contrite high profile individuals in sport is a bit rich.

Finally, I hope the intention posting this story was not to gush on about Tiger as a father figure. And, if is is not, all we have left is a story about what a seven year-old little girl is wearing.

A swing and a miss on this one Geoff. No one bats 1.000, but I would expect better from you next time.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCassie
Cassie - I agree with Geoff on this one.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHBL
I think it's cute, and I'm no fan of Tigers'

I'm a bit surprised nobody talked about Phil Mickelson wearing black pants and red shirt for the first time that I recall in a final round.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
It never occurred to me to judge what he does and how he acts beyond the ropes. He could be a great father for all I know, maybe better than me. Maybe better than some of you.

I think the man has paid for his philandering sins already. But that's not enough apparently. No, some of us want to drag his kids into the picture too, as if he's merely using them to promote a more fatherly image. The argument of this being newsworthy is debatable, sure. But to exploit this and use it as an opportunity to hate on the guy even more, making his children part of the collateral damage of such hatred?

Pathetic.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPA PLAYA
And frankly, Cassie, if Tiger was so concerned about his image and Q-rating, he'd be a lot more open and honest during press conferences and post-round interviews.

Tiger doesn't care about image or Q-rating. If he's not going to play nice to reporters in an effort to attract and please sponsors, he's sure as hell not going to exploit his daughter for the same purpose.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris from DE
Cassie and Vera,
Very simple: you don't have to read. But if you can't see the beauty of an adorable girl so obviously proud of her dad, you might consider help.
09.3.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
To think, for even a second, that TW dressed Sam this way in some calculated effort to boost his "Q" rating is not only absurd, but downright hateful. I have a 6-year-old daughter and she picks her own outfits almost 100% of the time. I'm sure Sam made this choice on her own to "be like Daddy". As much as I dislike Tiger and root against him, this is a special moment between daddy/daughter that I think is really cute and pretty cool.

I would say I'm surprised by some of the posts here but this is the same blog where a few implied Casey Martin was using his leg condition as a recruiting advantage.,..so there is no shame here in Shackland.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterShady golf
Ghillie, I read your post before it was pulled.
It didn't seem the least bit charitable re. the young lady.
It came across as, 'Bleech, I'll bet that kid's a real piece of work. Maybe her Mom can sort her out'.
Which seems a little harsh about a 6 year old you don't know the 1st thing about, right?
I'm guessing that's how Geoff read it as well.
I was pleased to see it got excised.
And I enjoyed the clip on the broadcast and posted here. Really surprised the tone the thread took.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdbh
@Shady - to suggest that he forced this outfit on his child is ridiculous. You think that the detractors are implying that she was kicking and screaming while being dressed like this? Come on.

Now, what child that age is not going to be keen about dressing like daddy.

That said, with Woods, I believe that the default assumption has to be that he does calculate everything for public consumption. If there is a chance to play to a camera, he seizes the opportunity. It is totally fair comment considering it is Tiger Woods here. The fact that his daughter is intertwined does not alter that.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAziz
Consider Woods has made reform of his behavior a non-priority, I would not be giving him a free pass on how this "cute" moment might reflect on him as a person.

Last week at the Barclays we had him dropping full magazine of f bombs, gawd dammits, and jesuz christs with a camera spotlighted on him on a single hole. And this week we are charmed by his little daddy-daughter moment?
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob
Aziz,
When TW pull hooks a 3wood 80 yards into the algae and then collapses to his knees like he has been snipered in the back, that's playing to the camera.

When your 6-year-old wants to dress like you and walk with you between holes, that's just sharing a special moment with your kid.

I hope you can see the difference.

Rob,
Nobody is giving TW a free pass or printiing up Father of the Year posters of him. All I see is a cute little girl that loves her Daddy and is wearing her Dad's signature outfit. What is so sinister in that?
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterShady golf
Geoff,
Thanks for the deletion. Some people just can't get past Tiger's some while ago....which, I'm sure he would like to forget as well.

Apparently he is a great dad (and Elin agrees).

A more charitable attitude should be adopted by many of your posters.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
Re previous post, I meant to say Tiger's behavior.
09.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
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A good read is"Golf-the Marvelous Mania" by Alistair Cooke
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09.3.2013 | Unregistered Commentermyleslong
Forget the hydrant and Tiger Woods private life.
There is nothing wrong with his daughter wearing a red shirt.
The real dislike for Tiger Woods is how he conducts himself during tournaments. Knowing everything he does is on camera ( same for any superstar ) he continues to spit, snarl, swear when things go wrong. When they go right, he has no commiserations with his fellow pros, never thanks the fans, let alone signs autographs much. Answers reporters with contempt, rather than realise without the fans,media,and the tours, he would be the greatest golfer of his generation that no one would know about. And not very rich either.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterEasingwold
Cassie & Ghillie,
I also found your comments to be downright reprehensible. You literally make the kids target in this. Innocent children no less!

When I was Sam's age, my Dad was taking me to his work about one or twice on a Saturday, because back in the day, to get your work done even in a so-deemed cushy state job as his, you better be caught up by Monday. It was at his work, I would feel the closest I ever did in my whole life with my Dad, well all the way up until we put him into the ground this last January. He wasn't a perfect man; and left me with a lot of his intricacies that have made for a harder life; yet, there isn't a moment that I'm not 100% grateful for the Dad I did have and those Saturday trips to his work. I was proud of him as a kid when I was there with him. More reason for me to detest your comments.

That's my opinion.
09.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTommy Naccarato

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