Vastavam web: During his illustrious career, Tiger Woods has treated politics as he would a menacing sandtrap — avoiding it if at all possible. He has hit the links in bipartisan fashion, teeing off with Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Republicans George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump.
A black superstar in a white-dominated sport, Woods has also generally avoided commenting about race relations in the United States. But on Monday, Woods will find himself on the biggest political stage there is — the White House. And he will be the guest of honor of a president seen by many Americans as racially polarizing.
Though the outspoken Republican has been engaged in a bitter feud with black NBA stars and American football players, he has never expressed anything but unbridled admiration for Woods. He spoke to Woods, whose father was black and whose mother is of Thai origin, following his epic Masters victory last month and extended his congratulations. Trump tweeted that he was honoring Woods “because of his incredible