You’re Perfect, Now Change (Tiger)

When Tiger Woods and his buddies are lifting weights and approach exhaustion, somebody always asks, “How many more repetitions?”
“The answer is always, ‘Four,’ ” Woods said on Monday after winning his third U.S. Open. “That’s four as in ‘forever.’ ” And he laughed.

That laughter, full of ambition, ego, bravery and perhaps pathology, is the soundtrack in the parallel universe of Tiger Woods. It’s a world shared by the rare people in every other occupation who, for whatever reasons — some noble, some nuts, some both — always rebel at limits and push beyond. Beyond what?

As Marlon Brando said, when asked what he was rebelling against, the answer is always the same: “Whatdaya got?”

washingtonpost.com
6/19/08