Spare the Tiger

Why should Woods be singled out to lead the fight against Augusta's policy?

Perhaps because both names are connected with golf, the high-minded reformers who want to drag the Augusta National Golf Club into the 21st century seem to have mixed up Tiger Woods with Bagger Vance--the angelic black caddy in the eponymous film who uses supernatural powers to help a white golf pro get over the yips and straighten out his love life. Or perhaps they have confused the world's best golfer with the hulking black convict in The Green Mile, played so powerfully by Michael Clarke Duncan, who never gets a chance to use his supernatural powers to cure another black person,...

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