No, Tiger hasn’t suddenly become Leonardo DiCaprio or Orlando Bloom or Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, for that matter. He hasn’t taken up the global warming cause, at least not yet. But there are lessons to be learned from his two consecutive major wins.
As the photo from the British Open shows, the greens at Royal Liverpool were off color. “This is the brown British Open,” as the Associated Press put it:
A heat wave in Britain – the temperature reached 91 degrees Wednesday – has caused the rough to die, leaving wispy strands of native grasses and fairways that are a mixture of yellow and brown. Yellow is the color of the grass, brown is where the grass has died.
Heat waves and droughts are becoming longer and stronger thanks to human-caused climate change. Tiger, however, is the greatest golfer of his generation–probably of any generation–and a briliant all-weather strategist. Washington Post sports writer Michael Wilbon explains: