The Woods – Jupiter, in his new green jacket, a dri-fit Nike t-shirt, and Oakland Raiders mesh shorts. This makes me so happy. It should make you so happy. I could not stop grinning when I saw it.
Robert Graham shirt, Bryan Colangelo. Friday night in the jacket at a formal function or pre-arranged public appearance -esque oversized collar, and expensive black jeans. But at The Woods in his Raiders shorts and dri-fit gear? When you're dressed in gym clothes. It's perfect. It's spontaneous. I love it.
The Woods Jupiter and running in the other guy wearing shorts, a shirt and a green jacket. I can not think of anything cooler than this. (IG: jguittap) pic.twitter.com/c1ipcOzFzl
– Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 20, 2019
There may have been a time when Tiger would be a massive achievement, and would just take another jacket to add to the pile of trophies in pursuit of a larger goal to become the all-time majors record holder. That time is not now.
The jacket represents more than just a Masters victory. You're not allowed to take the jacket off the Augusta National Property unless you're the reigning champion. Then you get it for a year. Remember how Pat Reed caught some s ** t last year for wearing it too much? Those criticisms were unfounded and probably had to be repeated in public in his new jacket.
It's impossible for Tiger, however one from 2019, the one that came after four surgeries and every imaginable embarrassment, too much. I need him spearfishing in the thing. I need him on his couch in the middle of a Call of Duty bender in his boxers and green jacket. He needs to be in it for every one of his kids 'functions (the sign-off line on the transcript of his champions' press conference is "I'm excited about show-and-tell at school"). Go on a SEAL with the jacket.
Every time he leaves the house, whether it's in Raider's shorts and sneakers or a fresh new turtleneck, it needs to be on his shoulders. Play all four rounds at next month's PGA Championship in it. And every major after that summer. Who is going to take him off?
The garbage in the middle of the night is in the middle of the night. He is so happy to have this jacket back and forth in the next year.
Longtime Augusta Chronicle writer and masters ace Scott Michaux tweeted Friday night that he thought Tiger was just getting it back.
Tiger is going to get a very polite reprimand from the club about proper dress code with the jacket.
– Scott Michaux (@ScottMichaux) April 20, 2019
Like hell. I want to see this attempt. Tiger has not won the jackets ever.
Tiger has won five jackets. He's won every event in the game, two and three and four times over. After you've got so much, that's the year of the year. This obviously neglects the context of all that happened between the fourth jacket and the fifth. As we're often told by professional athletes themselves, not all titles are created equal. The 2016 Cavaliers or Cubs wants to testify to it.
You may not be a Tiger fan, but it's a lovely person who has just done it. 20 years of torturous close calls. So Tiger is going to live in this jacket for the next year, as he says, even if it means tossing it over the usual dri-fit uniform on your way out the door to get some jalapeno poppers at your own elevated sports bar. "