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December 11, 2011 2:19 PM   Subscribe

The Golf Course and the Slum
posted by vidur (9 comments total)

 
The Investment Banker knows the problem is in Anil's mind. He even understands. Golf is a mental game. How can a man who lives in a slum possibly succeed?

Ask Tiger Woods. Slum living was apparently no problem for his game.
posted by three blind mice at 2:38 PM on December 11, 2011


I can't resist adding in my head: "And their Incredible Adventure Through Time."
posted by JHarris at 2:46 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Tiger Woods didn't grow up in the slums. His dad was a retired Army colonel.
posted by MattD at 3:16 PM on December 11, 2011 [10 favorites]


Ask Tiger Woods. Slum living was apparently no problem for his game.

I'm laughing here, really laughing. Tiger Woods grew up in the same damn Orange County suburban city that I did, and it is so freaking far from being anything like a slum it's absolutely hilarious.
posted by benito.strauss at 3:27 PM on December 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


His mother, Radha Mane, was 8 years old when her parents married her to one of her cousins, a man who caddied at the club. For the first four years of marriage, she lived with her mother. When she was 10, the family tattooed her husband's name on her. When she turned 12, she moved in with him. He climbed on top of her. Nine months later, she sat in their shack alone. She was illiterate. Had never been inside a school. There was no money. No food in the house. It was around sundown. The pains came, and she didn't know what to do. In a shack beside a fairway, Radha delivered her child alone. The baby cried, but she couldn't feed him until she fed herself. She washed her son and named him Anil, which means wind. She wrapped him in cloth. She waited. Two hours later, her mother returned with torn pieces of bread and part of an onion. Radha ate, then fed Anil.

Anil Mane is no Tiger Woods. But then, Tiger Woods is no Anil Mane.
posted by vidur at 3:31 PM on December 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have a feeling that the slum three blind mice is referring to is a moral one.
posted by daniel striped tiger at 4:01 PM on December 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


That's some bad writing, right there. Can anyone translate it to English for the plebes among us?
posted by Yowser at 7:32 PM on December 11, 2011


Slumgolf Golfinaire!
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:02 PM on December 11, 2011


I hope he makes it.
posted by arcticseal at 10:16 PM on December 11, 2011


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