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This American Life: Tiger Woods

Tiger's return to golf this week at the Masters is a uniquely American story

Originally Published: April 4, 2010
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Tiger Woods is America.

Rich beyond imagining. Ungovernable. Loved. Hated. Brilliant. Witless. Two-faced. Wanton. Thoughtless. Gifted. Smug. Pious. Addicted. Insatiable. Unfaithful. Courageous. Deluded. Craven. Devoted. Lonely. Weak. Strong. A model. Adrift. The sole remaining superpower of the age, unchecked, perpetually adolescent, rotten in its wanting, innocent of its dishonesty, ignorant of its dysfunction. Inspiring. Heartbreaking.

And maybe the best of its kind ...

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