Wait, a golfer? Are you serious? Golf is not a sport, it is an activity popular with old men like me who can’t bowl. Golf doesn’t demand the athleticism of boxing, football, basketball or even tennis.
Generally true, but let me state the case before you scoff.
(1) Woods is a physical specimen, acknowledged by Jordan, Gretsky, and other friends as one who could have played any other sport at a high level. He brought fitness, strength, awesome power to his sport.
As an entertainment, sports events surpass scripted dramas for tension and surprise. The last second shot, the buzzer beater, the walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth, the hail Mary bomb with no time on the clock are moments that children dream of, that Hollywood tries to emulate, that provides shock and awe when seen live and real.