Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Golf, Tiger Woods
Golf; Woods, Tiger
There is a character in Thomas Klise's 1974 novel, The Last Western, whose name is Willie. The young man was born in New Mexico, became a baseball pitcher with a supernatural pitch, and was of multi-racial origin. As he developed his athletic skills he quickly achieved perfection, which vaulted him into the public limelight and super stardom. Shortly the public tired of his perfection, being bored by it. He was cynically manipulated by greedy sports owners and ultimately the public turned on him.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Tiger Woods" (1997). On Sport and Society. 123.