Tiger Woods to Replace Pluto as Planet?

In the wake of Pluto’s demotion at the General Assembly of the 2006 International Astronomical Union, a new planet may be emerging: Tiger Woods.

With planetary definitions in flux, the case for Woods is being made by some astronomers.

“Tiger Woods is one of the biggest forces in our solar system,” one astronomer said. “Just look at the profound effect he has on other bodies.” The astronomer also cited Tiger’s 51 PGA Tour wins, including 12 majors by age 30.

Yet other astronomers argue that making Tiger Woods a planet is premature.

“Let’s see how he does in the Ryder Cup,” another astronomer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Woods could not be reached for comment.

The Armchair Golfer

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