Originally created 05/27/05

'Butter cow lady' wants to make Tiger Woods sculpture

DES MOINES, Iowa - A woman known as the "butter cow lady" for her life-size butter sculptures of dairy cows says she wants to do a likeness of golfer Tiger Woods at the Iowa State Fair.

"He's going to be sitting down with a club next to him and he's going to be scratching a live tiger, so to speak, on the head," said Norma Lyon on Wednesday.

Lyon, 75, lives on a dairy farm near Toledo. She carves a full-size dairy cow out of butter at the fair each year. Her cows have been a highlight for nearly five decades.

In recent years, she started adding other sculptures, including Elvis, Garth Brooks and John Wayne, and in 1999, she celebrated her 40th year at the fair with a life-size butter version of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper."

Lyons said she doesn't play golf, but she enjoys watching it - especially when Tiger's playing.

"I've watched when he hasn't played, but it's not near as fun," she said.

In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, said he wasn't aware of the butter sculpture and declined further comment.

On the Net:

The Butter Cow Lady: http://www.thebuttercowlady.com


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