Tiger back on track

“In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency and skill than anyone else there-by gains social access to the President of the United States.” -C. Wright Mills (74)

In the case of Tiger Woods this could not be more true. The man who for many years was the top golfer in the world, until he hit rock bottom with a scandal. Which of course, was broadcasted all over the world on many venues and virtually all news stations, just because he is the Tiger Woods. But now that his scandal has faded, he is out to be back on top of the golfing world once again. Will he grace the covers of Golf Digest with President Obama again this January?

The Tiger Woods Roller Coaster

“The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowing result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency and skill than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.” – C. Wright Mills

Tiger Woods once gained his celebrity through his dominance of golf. He once was that man “who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency and skill than anyone else.” However, now that his game is struggling, one would think that he would fall out of the public eye if you were following along with this quote. But Tiger Woods is more than just that talented man. He was involved with a huge sex scandal and now people are interested to see if he can ever get himself out of this hole he has dug himself.

The Professional Celebrities

“the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition” (C. Wright Mills)

Lebron James Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter are all athletes at the top of their game!

They became famous for their athletic talent, hardwork, and dedication to the sport, but remain in the spotlight for other reasons as well; they are celebrities.