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Joseph Bramlett, Tiger Woods and race

African-Americans might identify with the newcomer to the PGA Tour more easily

Originally Published: January 21, 2011
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Joseph Bramlett's arrival on the PGA Tour naturally sparks comparison to Tiger Woods.

Both are biracial. Both attended Stanford. Both have black fathers who heavily influenced them.

Bramlett, who made the cut in his debut at the Sony Open in Hawaii last week, has routinely credited Woods for being an important influence on his career.

But even as Bramlett's professional career is just beginning, I see a major distinction between Bramlett and Woods, who are the only ...

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