Tiger Woods seemed like the model athlete. All he did was go out and become the best golfer in the world by blowing the competition away week after week. And he made obscene amounts of cash doing it by being the perfect spokesperson for anyone who wanted a clean cut, stud athlete to pitch their wares.
As we all know, much of Tiger's image was a facade, but how all of the negative inched into his life still kind of remained a mystery. Well the Orlando Sentinal has an excerpt from the recent Vanity Fair piece that hints at Tiger's downward spiral that makes you think, "well that kind of makes sense."
NBA stars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley enabled Tiger Woods'
downward spiral, one of the golfer's former advisers claims in a story
written for the May edition of Vanity Fair.
"The Temptation of Tiger Woods" tells in graphic detail elements of
Woods' affairs with four of his former mistresses and outlines Woods'
destructive behavior, which often started at a blackjack table at the
MGM Grand's VIP casino with Jordan and Barkley.
Remember kids, Charles Barkley is not a role model. Those stinkin' NBA players ruin everything.
Also, we've sadly never obtained access to the blackjack tables at the MGM Grand's VIP casino. But a boy can dream.
>>Vanity Fair: Tiger Woods led to ruin by Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley [OS]
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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.