Jordan Peele Says Tiger Woods Is ‘in the Sunken Place’

Donald Trump greets Tiger Woods after the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship as Eric Trump looks on at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 10, 2013, in Doral, Fla. (Warren Little/Getty Images)

My question is: Has Tiger Woods ever not been in the sunken place?

This is the man who was so non-black-identified that he made up his own race (including giving Caucasian and American Indian equal footing to black and Asian with an African-American father and a mother from Thailand). Then he turned out to be just nasty with his prolific dick slanging in his now-defunct marriage to a nanny. And, now, the 41-year-old who has a mug shot floating around with a face and hairline that makes him look like a baby boomer is going to play golf with Donald Trump, the president who loves to smear black athletes.


For this—and so much more—Jordan Peele used the most famous line from his critically acclaimed film, Get Out, to say to Woods, “Now you’re in The Sunken Place,” after posting a Golf Channel story saying that Woods would be playing with Trump on “Cablinasian Friday.”

I don’t see the lie.

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.