Tiger Woods shot a 65 Friday to move into a tie for the secound round lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.
Woods hasn’t won a PGA-sanctioned tournament in over 2 1/2 years, so his surge caused titters of unrestrained joy among his worshippers in the corporate media.
At the headquarters of the Orlando-based Golf Channel, which for reasons unknown still hasn’t officially changed its name to the Tiger Channel, employees were sporting “We Believe in Tiger” lapel pins. Many openly wept when Woods birdied two of the final three holes to temporarily move into the lead, before eventually being tied by one of the non-Tiger players in the field. Some Golf Channel employees vowed to fast over the weekend to spiritually cleanse themselves in order to fully prepare for what they hope is their hero’s long-awaited victory on Sunday, while others sat in a hypnotic trance in front of two large screens, one showing Tiger’s swing over and over in ultra-super-slow motion, the other featuring a montage of Woods’ world-renowned room brightening smile.
Reporters from ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and other media outlets were spotted holding hands and running around the perimeter of the Bay Hill course while giddily singing We Are the World.
Woods’s mother is Thai and his late father was a mixture of Black, White and American Indian, but nonetheless Woods is regarded by the corporate media as a full-blooded Negro, part of an agenda of promoting blacks as the “world’s greatest athletes,” even though their presence varies from very few to non-existent in 99 percent of the world’s sports. In the United States, blacks are dominant only in short distance sprinting, football and basketball, and in the latter two sports only because of longstanding affirmation action policies.
Woods is known for cursing, throwing clubs, spitting on the course (including greens), and ignoring fans. In the current world golf rankings he is just 18th, and in addition to not winning a tournament in over 30 months, a recent poll found him tied with Michael Vick as the most unpopular athlete in the United States. As a result, the Golf Channel has dramatically dropped its coverage of Woods; from being the centerpiece of 98.75% of the network’s coverage from 1998 through 2011, down to just 97.25% so far in 2012.
The precipitous decrease in Golf Channel coverage of Woods has prompted several impartial observers with no agenda to claim that the Golf Channel is “racially insensitive” and “lacks a full commitment to diversity,” charges the network denies.
Woods is ten under par, tied with non-Tiger player Charlie Wi. Woods and 74 non-Tigers made the cut, which was +3.