Monthly Archives: July 2005
Since Tiger won the 2005 British Open I have heard some pretty stupid comments comparing these two legends.
My two cents are:
Tiger and Jack are as different as Night and Day…
Does anyone stop and think for one moment that Jack had it much easier than Tiger has or ever will have it from the Media, The public and in most importantly today’s society?
Jack never had to experience being called the N-Word or discouraged in his youth for just trying to play the game he loves.
Jack never had to deal with the warp speed Internet Society of media hounds who can pick you apart and create stories out of sheer lies and speculations with such force the many will form opinions and think that it’s true without really knowing the true facts.
Jack never had to deal with the mind boggling wave of skeptics questioning Tigers every move and invasions into his personal life and all the doubters and haters and venum thrown at Tiger Every Day.
There are thousands of reasons Tiger is more guarded than Jack.. There are people in this country that hate the fact that 1 single African/Thai Minority golfer is completely Destroying every single record of significance in the history of this predominantly white man’s game.
And through all of this, Tiger Marches On.
No Tiger will never be Jack… But Jack could Never be Tiger either!
Now to Jack:
Nicklaus won six Masters tournaments (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986), the most by any player in the competition’s history. His 1986 win at the age of 46 made Nicklaus the oldest Masters winner in history. Other major tournament victories include five PGA championships (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980), three more U.S. Open titles (1967, 1972, 1980), and three British Open titles (1966, 1970, 1978). He was named the PGA’s player of the year five times (1967, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976), and won the PGA’s Golfer of the Century award in 1988.
To Jack Nicklaus on his last British Open, I congratulate you on an incredible career. You have served the game of golf with tremendous dignity and respect. You will be missed.
To Tiger Woods: KEEP SWINGIN!
Arthur Fletcher was an adviser to Republican presidents and an early booster of affirmative action, died of natural causes July 12, 2205 at his Washington home.
He was 80.
Fletcher served as an adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
As an official in Nixon’s Labor Department, Fletcher in 1969 administered the “revised Philadelphia plan,” which set and enforced equal opportunity employment standards for companies with federal contracts and their labor unions.
After that, Ford, Reagan and Bush appointed him to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which he chaired from 1990 to 1993.
Fletcher, dubbed “the father of affirmative action,” was also a delegate to the United Nations, executive director of the United Negro College Fund, owner of consulting and food-services businesses and the first black candidate for statewide office in Washington.
He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., his father a career military man. He grew up in California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Kansas, graduating in 1950 from Washburn University in Topeka.
Fletcher was shot in World War II, where he fought in an Army tanker division for Gen. George Patton.
Before entering politics, he was a defensive end for the Baltimore Colts — one of that professional football team’s first black players — and the Los Angeles Rams.
Fletcher is survived by his wife, Bernyce Hassan-Fletcher, three children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I would like to extend to condolences to his family.