So a couple of mornings ago I’m watching Regis and Kelly (what can I say? I’m a fan of the Ripa), and Tiger Woods is on. They’re asking him all the typical questions, and then someone mentions (I think Regis) that Tiger started playing golf at the age of six months. “Six months?” Kelly asked incredulously. “Yeah,” Tiger says, “I was walking at six months.” I almost took the bottle out of my baby’s mouth and threw it at the television.
Six months and walking? My baby’s only two months old but already I know I’ll be signing her up for gymnastics lessons if she’s standing up by January, let alone walking. I’m sorry Tiger – no way man. Walking takes some serious motor skills. Unfortunately I can’t find any online reference to Tiger actually walking at six months, so it’s possible I heard him wrong (obviously I don’t think I did), but there are plenty of references to him starting playing golf at six months. His official profile says:
“He was not out of the crib before he took an interest in golf, at age 6 months, watching as his father hit golf balls into a net and imitating his swing.”
Fair enough. Then I suppose you could say that at two months my daughter has taken an interest in burping, listening to her father and imitating his gas. I just hope she doesn’t become a champion someday.