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Tiger Woods, Buddhist?

Tiger Woods announced in his press conference today that he's a Buddhist. WTF? Just how much of a Buddhist is he, and what does it all mean?

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  • 1. “In the Buddhist religion you have to work for it yourself, internally, in order to achieve anything in life and set up the next life,” he said. “It is all about what you do, and you get out of life what you put into it. So you are going to have to work your butt off in every aspect of your life. That is one of the things that people see in what I do on the course.”

    (Via an article in The Times (UK))

  • 2. Vs.

  • 3. "I believe in Buddhism. Not every aspect, but most of it. So I take bits and pieces. I don't believe that human beings can achieve ultimate enlightenment, because humans have flaws."

    (Via an article from Sports Illustrated in 1996.)

  • 4. Either Way, Brit Hume Is Pretty Sure Tiger Should Stop Being A Buddhist

    Brit, you're kind of a dick.