Gary McCord on Tiger Woods: 'He's in a real tiny prison cell'
The price of being Tiger Woods is high, says somebody who's been there every step of the way.
The part that people don't understand about Tiger Woods is what a burden it is to be Tiger Woods.
"If you look at any situation where guys become superstars in any field, they all eventually end up in their own prison, their own hellhole, and they peer out through the bars. You have to give up a lot to be that good at something. Some guys have a big prison and some guys have a tiny prison. He's in a real tiny cell. You feel sorry for him. He wants to be one of the guys."
That last part, the one about him just wanting to "be one of the guys," is what gets lost in translation between the public and Woods.
Because everything he does is so scrutinized, he cannot in any way be "just one of the guys." It's impossible. It's even sad sometimes.
The interview with McCord is great, by the way. He riffs on death (yes, death), his days as a magician, and who the best golf announcers in the world are.
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