I'm not sure what happened to our semi-legendary room brightening smile thread. It's been inactive for a long time now, in part because Caste Football seemed to be pretty good at identifying the more outrageous stereotyping in the media and bringing at least some attention to it. The "room brightening smile" trope is pretty scarce these days, but I felt nostalgic while thumbing through the newest issue of Golf magazine and discovered that lo and behold the six best smiles in golf belong to four non-White men along with Michelle Wie and White Canadian Brooke Henderson. No White men need apply as Asians now have a near-monopoly when it comes to great smiles. Who'd a thunk it? I wonder if this will create resentment among black athletes, for so long the undisputed owners of the best room brighteners. The perpetually stone-faced half-White half-Vietnamese Rickie Fowler somehow made the list -- "we can't wait to see his lit-up face when he wins that elusive first major," gushes the article. Another half-Oriental half-White golfer, Xander Schauffele, is feted thusly: "Is there a more likable face in golf? How could anyone not root for the X-Man?" Then there's Korean-born American citizen Kevin Na: "That grin has helped everyone stop obsessing about his pace of play and focus on how gosh-darn likable he is." And last but not least is another part-Oriental, His Majesty Himself Tiger Woods, classically described: "Sure, he can intimidate the field with his fierce intensity -- but a smiling Tiger truly illuminates the golf course." Yeah, and maybe if the author of the articles asks him, Tiger will perform a toothy minstrel show after one of his rounds.