ORLANDO, Fla. – A few minutes after Tiger Woods won for the first time in 25 months on Sunday night, he sent out a link to an old YouTube video by aging rap artist LL Cool J called, "Mama Said Knock You Out."
Oddly, he didn’t send out a link to the tune penned and posted far more recently, by a hard-rock outfit called Steel Panther.
For those of you familiar with Woods’ scandal-inducing travails of the past two years, the lyrical content of the song will be every bit as raunchy as his private life, so consider yourself forewarned. Others with a higher tolerance for R-rated material will probably fall out of their chairs in laughter.
Here’s the link, which includes the lyrics
This particular post was made on Nov. 11, or about a month before Woods won the unofficial Chevron World Challenge, his only victory of any kind since late 2009. A few excerpts from the song are listed below. The group has an ‘80s hair band vibe, and sort of sounds like the mythical Steel Dragon band from the Mark Walberg movie “Rock Star” of a few years back, a definite guilty pleasure flick:
Lie through your teeth when things get tough,
Or your balls are going to wind up in the rough.
If the word gets out don’t be afraid,
When a 9-iron’s headed for your Escalade.
Have your best friend book all your flights,
Tell your wife that you’re golfing nights,
Get a call girl or maybe just chill,
Be willing to part with a $100 mil.
Hey, it ain't Lennon and McCartney, but these guys did their homework and got the background part right. The tune actually grows on you, too.
Rapper Ludacris penned a song about Woods shortly after the scandal broke two years ago, making light of his sexting and voicemail messages to one of his alleged extra-marital dalliances.