I quote Frank Litsky in yesterday’s New York Times:
Earl Woods, who mentored his son Eldrick and watched him
grow in to the golfer Tiger Woods, one of the world’s most celebrated athletes,
died yesterday [Wednesday] at his home in Cypress, Calif. He was 74.
For many, particularly African Americans, he was a great
example of what an involved father could help his child become. Despite what the reports might have the larger culture thinking, there are a lot of involved African American fathers. For those of us who seek to help our own
children discover and maximize their own potential, the relationship between Earl and Tiger was an
inspiration. I hope my son can someday say half
of what Tiger said of his dad.