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Chan Lowe: Tiger's Resurrection

rapture.gifThe use of religious symbolism in this cartoon is, of course, facetious--but I used it advisedly.

Tiger Woods, as I mentioned before, has been following the classic American redemption cycle for shamed celebrities. The only surprising thing is how quickly his rehabilitation has moved on through the pipeline.

Wasn't it only last Thanksgiving that Tiger's wife collapsed the whole carefully-constructed house of cards with a golf club? His "reputation specialists," must know something we don't yet realize, which is that the American attention span has become so short that a few mere months are enough to cleanse us of our repulsion and prepare us anew to mindlessly purchase whatever the man endorses.

When you compare his days in the wilderness to the years that medieval souls were condemned to Purgatory for far lesser sins, Tiger has gotten off with a wrist-slap.

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I'm sorry, did Tiger do something against us that he needed to be punished by us? The people he has harmed is his family and it is ridiculous that there was any expectation that he needed to apologize to anyone except them and that is who he needs to seek redemption from. If you are looking for a role model for your kids somewhere in sports, you are looking in the wrong place as money and power has proven to corrupt the best of them. Role models need to come from the home.

Also, if you wanted to make this cartoon funny, that should have been the head of the PGA tour, Jim Remy, as there has been no viewership or interest in the PGA tour without Tiger. The only sponsor really left is Nike. Everyone else walked but I don't think Tiger will be suffering and once he starts winning again, they will be replaced.

Your both so right...The public has the attention span of a gnat....and role models.? That should come from the home. Not from sports or Hollywood stars,politician's,religious leaders,Bankster's, Wall Street,etc,etc,--And when it doesn't.? We have to look no further than our daily news to see the results of that.! !

It is close, but should not this be title the re-erection of Tiger Woods? A leopard does not change it's spots, nor does a tiger change his stripes. Get ready ladies! First one to report on his cheating ways probably wins a million dollar bonus!

The other day I was in the Nike store at the Sawgrass Mills Mall. As I was walking out, there was this whole wall covered with a picture of Tiger Woods and the words "Just Do It"...Hmmm. Sorry, Chan, but I thought this was funnier than your cartoon.

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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