March 2002: Child golf prodigy who dominated the college game while at Stanford and achieved similar success as a professional starting in the late 1990s.
November 2011: "But how much has really changed since then? With Joseph Bramlett having lost his card, Woods remains the only African-American on Tour, and, as Williams made graphically clear, he is still defined by his blackness."http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,2097468,00.html
September 2011: "Earlier that year, a doctor for a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Takashi Saito, said P.R.P. let the pitcher avoid surgery, which would have put him out of commission for about a year. Soon afterward, Tiger Woods reported that he had had four P.R.P. injections after knee surgery."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/health/05treatment.html
April 2010: "But Nike, the shoe-maker to the world, the biggest brand in the endorsement game, is standing by Roethlisberger — at least for the moment — just as they continue to back Tiger Woods after his serial infidelities."http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/21/nikes-women-problem/
Role Name Type Last Updated Financial Recipient from (past or present) Nike Organization Apr 22, 2010 Member of (past or present) Professional Golf Association (PGA) Organization Nov 11, 2011
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 06, 2011 Silence following Williams's racial insult shows how little golf has changed
QUOTE: Twenty-one years ago the ugly Shoal Creek controversy was supposed to change the face of golf. The revelation that many of the country's top golf clubs had exclusionary membership practices based on race led to a period of painful self-examination for the sport....Woods remains the only African-American on Tour, and, as Williams made graphically clear, he is still defined by his blackness.
Golf Magazine Sep 04, 2011 As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments
QUOTE: growing problems in sports medicine, a medical subspecialty that has been experiencing explosive growth. Part of the field’s popularity, among patients and doctors alike, stems from the fact that celebrity athletes, desperate to get back to playing after an injury, have been trying unproven treatments, giving the procedures a sort of star appeal. But now researchers are questioning many of the procedures, including new ones that often have no rigorous studies to back them up.
New York Times Jul 21, 2010 The Web Means the End of Forgetting
QUOTE: So much of what we say, and of what others say about us, goes into our permanent — and public — digital files. The fact that the Internet never seems to forget is threatening, at an almost existential level, our ability to control our identities; to preserve the option of reinventing ourselves and starting anew; to overcome our checkered pasts.
New York Times Apr 21, 2010 Nike’s Women Problem (Opinionator)
QUOTE: Is there anything creepier than a big, beer-breathed celebrity athlete exposing himself in a night club and hitting on underage girls, all the while protected by an entourage of off-duty cops? Well, yes. It’s the big, corporate sponsor — Nike, in this case — that continues trying to sell product with the creep as their role model.
New York Times Jul 05, 2007 Raising Millions for Charity, And Even More for Golfers
QUOTE: The charities that host such PGA Tour events collectively raise millions of dollars for good works in the community...[but] Less well known is that much more money goes toward expenses and operations -- especially the purses taken home by golfers.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2005 Are Bullies After Our Culture?
QUOTE: Should the Girl Scouts have to fork over a fee to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers every time its young members want to sing "Happy Birthday" to one another?
Wired Nov 19, 2002 Plea for boycott unfair to Woods
QUOTE: Relying on athletes to become activists and agents for social change is not only remarkably naive, I'm not even sure it is something we need, much less desire.
USA TODAY Mar 09, 2002 Barkley Assails Augusta: But Others Disagree with Comments in Sports Illustrated
QUOTE: Charles Barkley....raised eyebrows suggesting the lengthening of Augusta National for this year's Masters was "a racist renovation" intended to make the course more difficult for defending champion Tiger Woods.
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