A Tiger Woods Tribute, and Michelle Wie author Jennifer Mario gets confronted by Michael Bamberger
Some interesting happenings around these parts. First of all, WorldGolf.com is proud to present a look back at Tiger Woods’ 10 years on the PGA Tour, including a timeline and a look at the amazing numbers Woods has put up in a pro career that started a decade ago.
Also, at TravelGolf.com, you won’t want to miss Jennifer Mario’s column “A Girl’s-Eye View.” Mario, better known as the author of the first Michelle Wie biography Michelle Wie: The Making of a Champion, describes an interesting phone call she got from Sports Illustrated reporter, and author Michael Bamberger.
Bamberger tries to further explain to Mario his reasoning for calling foul on Wie, leading to her disqualification at the Samsung World Championship last October.
“My job is not to help a golfer I’m covering turn in a correct scorecard,” Bamberger told Mario. “My job is to report on what the golfer does.”
Check out Jennifer’s column to find out even more!
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He could have walked up to any rules official on the course within minutes - they all have walkie-talkies. Instead, he made a calculated and opportunistic choice to capitalize on the issue to aid in the sale of his new book. He made a stupid and greedy choice that he'll rightly be paying for with his credibility as a journalist, for years to come. What goes around comes around.
We're on the same side on this one. Although I am tired of the I didn't know thqt was a rule that should have bene learned in junior golf, Bamburger was up there in my eyes with his Green Road Home.
The LPGA should have told him to mind his business, and go write a book and leave the rulings to them.
Want to create controversy, how about Tiger's on Firday. Where the ball was found, not where it went over the obstruction. Laser that found equdistant yardage to the flag, would have not been 83 yards.
Stewart Cink was screwed... Stroke and distance from where he would have had to re-drop, minimum of a 6. Cink wins...
1. PGA Tour screwed up three times, once by not marking the course with ob.
2. Also without not putting something on the rules sheet about on course out of bounds.
3. Did not enforce the 5 minute search for a lost ball. When Tiger reached the clubhouse, after being pointed out where the ball actually went, he had 5 to find it or lost. Should have had Stevie up on the roof and looking beyond. Tiger brillialtly used the rules to his advantage, by not asking about when his 5 minutes started. He simply played dumb by not asking...his on camera "what is the ruling" brilliantly took care of it?
Hope is Spitty is reading this, if so he notices I used the word "Brilliant" and "Tiger" in the smat paragraph...
Then again, the Tour is smart by not biting the hand that is feeding them...
Are we to suppose that if Bamberger had been on the telecast for the US Womens Open he would have said nothing about the Jeong Jang double hit until after she signed her 3rd round card, and then gone back to comment on it later so as not to help the player sign a correct card?
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