Tiger Woods: A Role Model For Kids Everywhere

Dayne DurantiCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND - JULY 17:  Tiger Woods of USA looks on during round two of the 138th Open Championship on the Ailsa Course, Turnberry Golf Club on July 17, 2009 in Turnberry, Scotland.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

I am usually a huge Tiger Woods fan.

His total dominance in the sport of golf is the stuff of legend.

A lot of people have been talking about the cut at Turnberry and Tiger's failure to make it.

I think, it happens.


I am far more concerned with the way that Tiger reacted to it. In two different ways.

Number one.

As the highest paid professional athlete in the world, I would think there is a certain degree of responsibility.

Responsibility not to jump up and down and act like a baby on International Television. Not to throw your clubs and curse at the camera when your game falls apart.

I can just picture legions of young golfers watching their hero on Friday at the Open,

"Mommy, what does motherfu*#er mean?"

I work in a pretty intense environment sometimes. I know that I am expected to act professional and keep my cool if things go wrong. If I started throwing things and screaming and yelling I would be fired.

TW makes a heck of a lot more money than any of us and I would think that his sponsors like Nike and Gillette expected better from him.

Number two.

To completely contradict myself, I was glad to see that much emotion coming out of Tiger.

The man has been on a run that ruled the world.

He has more money than God, mega-yachts, mansions, you name it. He is modern day royalty and wealth.

It would be very easy to become complacent.

Yet he doesn't.

He keeps himself in shape and he is out there competing. Winning!

So, to see him show emotion, I thought was a good thing. To me it meant that he still cares. He cares about golf, he cares about winning and he cares about being Tiger.

So, Tiger stop it.

Keep it up.