Tiger Woods Should Fight Racist Scum

It's high time Tiger Woods stops putting up with the blatant racism thrown at him. He needs to stand up to fools like his golfing rival Sergio Garcia, who revealed his racist side during the European Tour Player of the Year Awards on May 21.

The Golf Channel's Steve Sands asked Garcia, a white Spaniard, if he would be inviting Woods for dinner at next month's U.S. Open. Garcia replied, "We'll be having him 'round every night... and serving him fried chicken." He's not the first imbecile from golf's lily-white establishment to deride Woods because of his race.

In 2007, after Woods won his first Masters title, golfer Fuzzy Zoeller made a similar joke about the food Tiger eats. Zoeller said, "You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year... or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve."

A year later, the Golf Channel was forced to suspend anchor Kelly Tilghman for two weeks after she quipped that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should "lynch him in a back alley."

Every time a white commentator has said something like this, Tiger has either ignored the controversies or offered a tepid response. In Garcia's case, Tiger tweeted that the comments were "wrong, hurtful, and clearly inappropriate... I'm confident that there is real regret that the remark was made." (Garcia later half-apologized, saying, "I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner." )

That's not enough. Tiger should remember what it was like when he was a 14-year-old up-and-coming phenom speaking about racism in his chosen sport during a TV interview. "Every time I go to a major country club, you can always feel it, you can always sense it," Woods said then. "People are always staring at you. 'What are you doing here? You shouldn't be here.' "

Racists such as Garcia will continue to take potshots at Woods because they know he doesn't like to claim his African-American heritage. But he needs to show Garcia and everyone else in the sport of golf that he's not gonna take their crap anymore.

Tiger needs to show he is black and proud.

Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.

 
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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

the ONE mistake tiger did make was NOT to have even a single sista in his stable of floozies and i wonder if tiger isn't the most famous anti-BLACK athlete, who himself hates his own race = that's another reason i would let tiger decide the proper reaction for HIM since he himself may be an OREO

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

i have read of the good you are doing here in the local community HOWEVER i don't think tiger woods needs your help

as you obviously do not follow golf rivalries, sergio is doing what any self-respecting spaniard would do BEFORE the presidents cup challenge gets underway in a few months

the master of this was seve and sergio was a protege of seve

anyway these guys are ringing the cash register every time this stuff happens

flipobamney
flipobamney

Tiger is just as much Asian as he is Black.  So all you African Americans can stop trying to "claim" Tiger.  

It's his Asian roots that make him so good at golf.

flipobamney
flipobamney

1997, not 2007.  This article sucks by the way.

smash44
smash44

Actually Tiger couldn't care less. it's black as swipes like this racist blithering sub-moronic idiot that get all bothered. Hey Luke you Negro, do you want a piece of fried chicken.

CVB
CVB

I understand Tiger Woods got his wittle-bitty politically-correct feelings hurt, again.  What he needs to do, if he wasn't such a sensitive little person, is put his big boy pants on, man-up, laugh about it and take Sergio Garcia to Church's Fried Chicken and buy him the three piece special with a large strawberry drink and a jalapeno pepper. 

 
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