No Congressional Gold Medal for Tiger Woods? Oh, the humanity...
Tiger Woods won't be winning the Congressional Gold Medal this year.
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Earlier this year it looked like Tiger Woods would be the recipient of the highest honor that Congress can bestow on a citizen -- the Congressional Gold Medal.
What do you think the chances of that are now?
Last March, California Congressman Joe Baca thought it would be a good idea to recognize Woods with the award for "his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship, and in breaking barriers with grace and dignity by showing that golf is a sport for all people."
Few, of course, would have issues with the "good sportsmanship" part of the above language. But the "grace and dignity" thing is where there might be an obstacle or
Baca told "The Hill" that his legislation honoring the prolific golfer is no longer his top priority.
"In light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family, I will not pursue legislation awarding him the Congressional Gold Medal this session," Baca said.
At least one person still thinks the world of Woods, however. Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz told a group of investors yesterday that the Woods controversy has resulted in a surge of traffic to the search portal and traffic means money.
"God bless Tiger," she said.
"[This] is better than Michael Jackson dying; it is kind of hard to put an ad next to a funeral,” Bartz explained.
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