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A Remarkable Weekend, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 2005

A Remarkable Weekend, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Watching Tiger Woods play golf is one of the great treats available to those who follow sport in the television age. Win, lose, or draw, Woods shows what it takes to operate at the highest levels of professional sport, and offers a role model for anyone who dreams of even minimal success at the lowest levels. At least two elements are essential, physical skill and mental focus. Woods has both in abundance, and it is the mental side of Woods' game that even the casual player of any sport can emulate.


Tiger Woods Is God: Check The Website, Richard C. Crepeau Jun 2001

Tiger Woods Is God: Check The Website, Richard C. Crepeau

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Quick, tell me the name of the golfer who won the U.S. Open last week. Now which golfer didn't win? If you are like most casual golf watchers you couldn't name the winner, but you knew that Tiger Woods did not win. My guess is that you could not name either of the players who were in the Monday playoff. And furthermore, like much of the rest of America, you did not watch the final round of the tournament on Sunday, nor the Monday playoff.


Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 1997

Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau

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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.


Tiger Woods Turns Pro, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 1996

Tiger Woods Turns Pro, Richard C. Crepeau

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By the time Mozart was twenty he had several symphonies under his belt and was the toast of the European music world, so I suppose that the accomplishments of Eldrick Woods at age twenty are not all that fantastic. Nonetheless "Tiger" Woods is the toast of much more than the golf world as he turns professional this week.