cavort (Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged, Second Edition, p. 289): to prance; leap about; caper; as, the horse cavorted.
cavort (Grey Goatee Global Golf Dictionary, Unmoored, First and Only Edition, p. 3): 1. to dance without thinking, like no one’s watching, and thus to dance well and freely. 2. to dance without thinking because someone else is paying.
Example 1: Donald Drumpf was said in the infamous Steele Dossier to have cavorted with prostitutes in Russia in 2013.
Example 2: Rickie Fowler cavorted through his front nine Sunday, with seven straight birdies to open and an eighth birdie on No. 9 for a 28; he was frolicsome, too, on the back in a course-record 61 in The Bahamas.
somber (Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged, Second Edition, p. 1,729): 1. Dark; dull; dusky; gloomy 2. dismal; melancholy; mentally depressed or depressing; sad.
somber (Global Golf Dictionary, p. 20): Charley Hoffman.
This will not be remembered as the day Fowler made up seven strokes on the leader and won going away, nor the final round Hoffman gave up his five-stroke lead in six opening holes. It will be remembered as Tiger Woods’ return to competitive professional golf. He didn’t dance or skip about, though he was clearly happy to be there and playing; and neither was he somber. He was focused, serious, with the thousand-and-one-yard stare we hadn’t seen in a while.
Where’s he been? We think we know, but we don’t. Some people know more than they’ve told about his cavorts on a thousand and one nights on the road, which I bring up because sports figures have been mostly absent lately in the rash of sexual bad acts brought to light. We’re waiting for that shoe to drop. Who would be surprised if it was a Nike TW?