Has Tiger-proofing come to skiing?

February 22, 2010

Associated Press columnist Jim Litke has written about how the course for the women's Olympic super-G competition was set up to impede American Lindsey Vonn's bid for another gold medal and equates it to what was perceived as an effort by Augusta National to prevent Tiger Woods from winning the Masters every year.

"Just as the green jackets who run Augusta National tried to 'Tiger-proof' the Masters golf course to stymie Tiger Woods, the ski jackets in charge at the Olympics did their level best to 'Lindsey-proof' the super-G course at Whistler," Litke wrote.

An Austrian set up the super-G course and an Austrian, Andrea Fischbacher, won the gold. Vonn earned a silver medal.

-- John Strege