Tiger Woods’s true legacy would be to end ‘the look’ that marks US golf’s race divide | Ewan Murray
Claiming a fifth Masters title was a remarkable triumph for Tiger Woods but the colour split at Augusta remains as stark as it was when he won his first Green Jacket 22 years ago
This time last week, we had all been reminded of “the look”. Tiger Woods, with eyes transfixed on the prize over four days at Augusta, was to win a fifth Green Jacket at the age of 43 and words can barely do justice to the scale of his personal and professional rejuvenation.
Once upon a time, Woods regarded “the look” as something else entirely. In a book marking the 20th anniversary of his first Masters victory in 1997 he used the term to depict attitudes towards him – some spoken, some not so – as he appeared at predominantly or exclusively white golf clubs in his youth. Woods was introduced to segregation, be it in changing rooms or clubhouse lounges, from the moment he became competitive.