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conversion to Islam, according to anonymous sources.
Many black athletes have switched to Islam, so there is much precedent for this. Some feel that Christianity is the "white man's religion" and so they felt more comfortable as Muslims.
Legendary boxer Cassius Clay became Muhammed Ali in 1964. Basketball player Lew Alcindor became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1967. Football player Bobby Moore became Ahmad Rashād in 1971. Boxer Eddie Gregory became Eddie Mustafa Muhammad in 1972.
Basketball player Chris Jackson became Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf in 1972, and boxing champ Mike Tyson converted to Islam while in prison in 1994.
But this really isn't a political statement for Woods. He has other, more sensible reasons for considering this switch in religions.
According to informed sources Woods said "It just seems like the trendy thing to do, with President Obama being a Muslim and all." Plus, there are additional benefits. "I heard I can have as many wives as I want" he said. "And then there's that whole 72 Virgins in Paradise thing. I could really get into that."