The ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” is significant these days in the world of professional golf. Late last year, the personal trials and tribulations of Tiger Woods became daily fodder for extensive media coverage, from newspapers to Internet gossip and various sources in between. Tiger has dominated the sport since 1996, having been the number-one ranked golfer for the most consecutive weeks in golf history and the Player of the Year 10 times. He has won 14 major championships, threatening the career record of 18 such victories currently held by Jack Nicklaus, and on several occasions has won these majors by double-digit margins.
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