The following is a guest post by Phil Oscarson.
If someone told you five years ago that Tiger Woods would be the favorite to win the 2013 Masters, your reaction might have been something along the lines of "well, duh." But no one could have predicted what would occur in the next few years for the golf superstar, including a scandal, a divorce from his wife, and the most surprising of all, a dramatic loss of form that has led to a 0-14 run in major tournaments. But this year has seen the reemergence of the Tiger of old, and Woods is the in-form golfer going into the Masters, helped by the recent struggles of Rory McIlroy. But what exactly would another Masters win mean for Tiger Woods?
He's back to his best
When someone has reached such lofty heights as Tiger Woods has during his career, he has the unfortunate problem of constant comparisons with his former self. However, a win at a Major is a pretty good indication that, even if he is not quite back to the level that he reached before, he is somewhere close. At the very least, it will complete the return of Woods as the world's number one current golfer.
Television and movies are important to us, as a society, which is why that's what everyone's talking about this week.
Ryan Gosling quits acting
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that yesterday's video about Ryan Gosling Staring at Things was up at HuffPo because of Gosling's recent announcement: he's breaking up with us. Well, actually, he's taking a break from acting, but this definitely feels like a break-up, and it is not mutual. What did I ever do to deserve this misery? I guess I'm not entirely surprised by this news, since he's said before he's tired of looking at his own face. He also recently made his directorial debut with the film "How To Catch A Monster." But I still get to be bummed. In the meantime, I guess I'll just keep watching videos of him staring (see the one at left for his impressive work in "Drive"). Dearest Ryan, come back to us soon. xoxo, The World.