Listen: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods And Tigers discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Is a book length account of what a dick Tiger Woods this and your conclusion there was that Tigers talent as all that matters. And that's the reason that we should root for him. I think it's going to be that what I said, I I think it's going to be a serious serious challenge for all of us to remember that in the wake of this of this victory which part that he was that he's mostly a dick that he's mostly a deck, and that we shouldn't like. Put all of this other stuff on him about how he's grown as a person in the data. Somehow make is what makes this this great is that he's like better. And somehow appreciate are now like twelve and ten right? So I guess if you could look deep or maybe just like shallow late inside yourself is without a challenge for you on Sunday. Or was it just strict talent appreciation for you. Yeah. It wasn't a challenge for me. It's never been a challenge. I mean, you know, there are a lot of people. I saw some people on Twitter yesterday reacting. Like, I you know, I still understand how anyone could root for. This guy's a terrible person. If that's the way you feel you know, that's that's fine. But you know, just to someone who is a golf obsessive. I guess I mean just watching the best player, you know, at the best arena hitting executing shots hang into like we're within three feet at where he's aiming. Ng like shot after shot. I mean to me that just outweighs everything. So compelling that doesn't mean that he is, you know, they try to we talked a lot about like in that piece and some other things I've written about how you know, the better he plays the the more the Gulf media complex sort of tries to play it up as well. He's also more moral person. Now, you know, and I think he probably is less of a dick now than it used to be. But you know, I just you know, I just love the just the excellence of the way he's playing when he's playing his best because it's not something we'll ever see again. You can't be as good as Tiger Woods and not be a dick. Yeah. That's true too. That is absolutely part of every great athletes DNA, and even you know, Jack Nicklaus. Everyone talked to Jack Nicklaus after the the end of the end of the pack as eighteen tiger now up to fifteen and they got Jack on the phone. Jack was not there. He was bone fishing in the Bahamas. What"