Well, we finally found an excuse to write about Tiger Woods in the blog. We had fought the temptation to remind readers that he had married in Barbados and spent his honeymoon cruising the Caribbean (too obvious). But now we have come across an article in Colombia’s Diario de las Américas that compares Tiger to that most famous of Caribbean tigres, Porfirio Rubirosa. (Ironically, in the Dominican Republic, the term tigre is often used to refer to badly behaved mujeriegos or womanizers.) Beatriz Parga, a writer for the Diario, writes that the “fame for being mujeriegos ascribed to Latin men falls short when compared to the golfer Tiger Woods.” Here is what she had to say . . .
The news of his escapades certainly surprised his followers, who were convinced that his personal relationships were taken as seriously as his golf career. However, although married to the beautiful Swede Elin Nordegren, with whom the golfer has two children, he has emerged as a unfaithful husband who, in addition to harvesting triumphs in golf tournaments, was leaving behind a trail of women with whom he kept intimate relationships. . . The golfer has suspended any participation in tournaments for the time being in order to address his problem and apologize to the bewildered Elin. Who would have thought that with that butter-will-not-melt-in-my-mouth face he would have turned out to be a womanizer, à la Porfirio Rubirosa.
For the original report (in Spanish) go to http://www.diariolasamericas.com/news.php?nid=90479
Tiger Cartoon by Steve Kelly.