VIDEO: The Tiger Woods Voicemail — Slow-Jam Style

Online jokesters turn the golfer’s now-infamous voicemail message into an old-school joint. Really!

Last Updated: December 8, 2009 @ 5:59 PM

The de-canonization of Tiger Woods continues.

A man who was, just 10 days ago, one of the most respected icons in the world now finds himself a target for new humiliations almost daily.

The screaming wife with the golf club. Stripper eruptions. Embarassing voicemails.

And now, it’s come to this: Woods’ now-infamous "Take My Name Off Your Phone" message has been remixed… into an R&B slow-jam. (Apparently, Jimmy Fallon’s not the only one who can slow-jam the news.)

It would be nice if we lived in a world where non-hypocritical celebrities who make mistakes could just work out their issues in private.

As a friend of mine noted today, unlike John Ensign (R-Nev.) or the adulterous televangelists of the ’80s and ’90s, the Woods situation is not a matter of hypocrisy. Woods has never put himself forward as a moral role model– just a great athlete. He may have screwed up with his family, but he didn’t betray his fans.

OK, end of sermon. The Tiger remix, from some online jokesters called Half Day Today, is below. It’s modestly amusing but not side-splittingly funny — and it’s sure to be everywhere within the next 24 hours.