Going against your core values and losing sight of them. I quit meditating. I quit being a Buddhist. And my life changed, upside down.
—Professional golfer Tiger Woods offered this response to Kelly Tilghman’s first question about his loss of being in control.
One of yesterday’s two big interviews in which Woods answered questions for the first time since his November 27, 2009 crash, he also was asked about the two-stranded (white?) bracelet he was wearing. His response: “It’s Buddhist, it’s for protection and strength and I certainly need that.”
I’d like to know more about this amulet and the ritual surrounding it. Any ideas about its history and significance?
Trent Gilliss, online editor