Tiger Woods Named 2009 Man of the Year

Tiger Woods Named 2009 Man of the Year

Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been named 2009 Man of Year.

Okay, we say “Person of the Year” these days, but Mr. Woods has made a man-sized dent in the news lately.

And the title was not bestowed by Time Magazine but by New York Times columnist Frank Rich, who observes:

We keep being fooled by leaders in all sectors of American life, over and over. A decade that began with the “reality” television craze exemplified by “American Idol” and “Survivor” — both blissfully devoid of any reality whatsoever — spiraled into a wholesale flight from truth.

Read it. Mr. Rich makes a persuasive case for the golfer. Time‘s editorial rationale for their choice, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, is as weak as the economy he is alleged to have saved.

More interesting Tiger tales:

“Tiger Woods’ top 10 tips for President Obama’s game — er, that would be his golf game,” Johanna Neuman, Los Angeles Times.

“Mistresses of Tiger Woods March on Washington; Crowd Estimated at Over One Million,”Andy Borowitz,  The Borowitz Report.

 “Tiger’s Mental Error,” John Cassidy, The New Yorker.

 “How Tiger Protected His Image,” Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O’Connell, and Russell Adams, The Wall Street Journal.

 

Image (“Tiger’s New Logo”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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