Since we've known him, Tiger Woods kept politics out of his public life.
To some, Woods has copped out, opting for safe rather than risking his image. He has been compared to Michael Jordan, who famously explained why he keeps his politics private by saying, “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”
But there was Woods during the Inauguration weekend, taking his turn on a celebrity-filled stage, to say a few words on behalf of the United States military and introduce the U.S. Naval Glee Club.
It was a surprise to many that Woods participated in the inauguration, if only because he has so carefully kept his political profile lowered.
Does it mean Woods is becoming more politically active? Probably not.
It means he appreciated the opportunity to be part of something special and his respect for the military runs deep.