I was recently quoted in this StyleList.com article re: Tiger Woods:
There he was indeed, looking calm, cool and collected…with a Larry the Cable Guy-esque whisp of facial hair.
As the golf legend prepares for Thursday’s first round at Augusta National, we couldn’t help but wonder if the trendy, bad-boy goatee, not to mention the noticeably lighter and brighter Nike ensembles he has sported during practice rounds this week, were simply part of the new “fun” Tiger — or was this just another ill-fated publicity attempt by Woods’ camp to craft a less arrogant, more mature and “relatable” Tiger?
One that says: “I regret sleeping with porn stars — sort of?” in an effort to garner cheers from the galleries when he tees off tomorrow?
Because, in our humble opinion, the whole look just isn’t working.
And frankly, it just makes poor Tiger look too much like the man he is trying so hard to not be.
“I think the goatee looks kind of low rent,” says image consultant and author Frances Cole Jones, who wrote the book The Wow Factor. “It makes you think of the kind of girls he was with, when I imagine it was really meant to make us think he was more relaxed, in the hopes that we would become more relaxed. But it backfired, because he’s still disgraced in our eyes.”