Alt-Jackpot: Old Guard Illinois Republicans fail to drive Peter Fitzgerald into retiring in 2004. He wins re-election against Obama, who remains an obscure state legislator, despite his moment in the spotlight at the 2004 DNC. Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2008. (No discussion of Clinton's (IMO) disastrous Presidency, which somehow extends to two terms.) Meanwhile: Tiger Woods suffers a disabling injury during a booze-and-bimbos bender circa 2008. It's a wake-up call. He cleans up his act, finds Jesus, reconciles with his wife, and rehabs to a comeback in 2011. He wins two majors that year, but then his injury comes back and he retires. He also "comes out" as a Republican, stumping hard for Rep Connie Mack in the 2012 race against Senator Ben Nelson. Mack loses, and some people even suggest Woods should have been the candidate. In August 2013, Nelson has a health crisis and has to resign; Governor Scott appoints Woods to the vacancy. Woods wins the special election in 2014 to finish the term. In 2016, some scandal privately derails Trump's candidacy at the last minute before the convention. (Trump withdraws "for health reasons".) The convention looks for a replacement - but all of the former competitors are excludes as losers, and unacceptable to the Trumpists. Trump himself suggests Woods, who is a personal friend, even though Woods didn't endorse him. (It's also a big middle finger to the GOP Old Guard.) The convention agrees. Woods is elected, becoming the first black, Thai, Chinese, and American Indian President.