Pres. Obama names Tiger Woods as U.S. ambassador

mulligan, 01 April 2009, Comments Off on Pres. Obama names Tiger Woods as U.S. ambassador
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President Barack Obama just named Tiger Woods as U.S. Ambassador of Goodwill. A similar position was held by ice skater Michelle Kwan in the Bush Administration. In his new role as U.S. diplomat, Tiger will have responsibility of improving U.S. standing around the world. He also will help out with efforts to get the Olympics to Obama’s hometown of Chicago.

Of the appointment, Tiger said, “I am deeply honored to serve as U.S. Ambassador of Goodwill and for the President of the United States. From an early age, I learned that my country is more important than golf.” Tiger declined to comment on how his position might affect, if at all, his schedule of golf tournaments.

OK, this should come as no surprise. Tiger spoke at Obama’s inauguration. He praised Obama, “He represents America. He’s multiracial. I was hoping it would happen in my lifetime. My father was hoping it would happen in his lifetime, but he didn’t get to see it. I’m lucky enough to have seen a person of color in the White House.” The two even plan on playing golf in the near future. We do wonder a little, though, whether this appointment will take away time from Tiger’s golf game and pursuit of the record of 18 majors this year. No disresect to serving one’s country, but it would be foolish if Tiger somehow gets distracted now after he appears ready to win majors this year. (More on Tiger’s website)

Video statements from Obama and Tiger below:

UPDATE: We just received word this may be an April Fool’s joke.


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