Friday 24 November 2017

He has nothing to declare but his genius

We can't expect Tiger Woods to conform to the standards required of a normal man, writes Declan Lynch

The actor Alan Devlin told a story last week about the time he was living in a hostel for the homeless in Dun Laoghaire. He had stopped drinking, and was working on the film Leap Year, which meant that every morning they used to send a car around to pick him up. The other guys in the hostel couldn't believe it.

But then, that's the way it goes -- when you are a special sort of a guy, the rules are not quite the same. And if that goes for Alan Devlin, it probably goes for Tiger Woods too.

Yet, as he prepares to return to astonish us all again, we persist in the lie that Tiger should conform to the suburban standards which are expected of a normal man. Sadly, even Tiger himself seems to have come around to that conclusion, or at least that's what he's saying.

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