The cover of this month’s Vanity Fair has one of the most striking images I’ve seen in a while: a shirtless Tiger Woods pumping iron with a razor-sharp glare pointed straight at the camera. The accompanying story was written without Tiger’s participation, and the photos were taken pre-scandal by Annie Leibowitz, who told VF: “Tiger is an intensely competitive athlete — and quite serious about his sport. I wanted to reveal that in these photos. And to show his incredible focus and dedication.”

But is “focus” what comes across here? Tiger’s expression also seems more than a little menacing to me, but maybe that’s just a result of the fallen sports idol’s post-scandal image? What do you think of the bad-boy-Tiger cover, PopWatchers?

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