Tiger Woods announced on his blog this morning that he will be an honorary captain for Stanford at the Fiesta Bowl.
"Cardinal head coach David Shaw asked me to be an honorary team captain, and I happily accepted. For Coach Shaw to think highly enough of me to be involved in the game and be able to talk to his kids is very special."
Woods, who had a class with Shaw when they attended Stanford together, has served as an honorary captain for the Cardinal before. He performed the ceremonial coin toss and was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2009 Big Game, where he stood on the field at halftime with his 2-year old daughter and wife, Elin Nordegren. One week later, the man who then-Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh called "the greatest competitor of our generation," was involved in a bizarre car accident outside his Florida-area home. You know the rest. The Cardinal football team's dramatic rise coincided with Woods's dramatic fall.
Woods has watched the Cardinal up close and personal at least once this season. He was on the sidelines with John Elway, Stanford's honorary captain at the Orange Bowl, for the Cardinal's 48-7 blowout of Colorado.
(H/T Stanford Football Blog)