Even playing indifferently in round one of The Masters, Tiger Woods isn’t far from the lead. He’ll probably lap the field in the days to come, winning his fifth Green Jacket. But Tiger, where’s the decorum? In at least three or four televised incidents, Top Cat lost his cool, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. He slammed the sand one-handed after a bunker shot wasn’t to his liking. He dropped the putter when a birdie bid turned away, muttered incessantly, and a lip reader could tell you he wasn’t saying “Golly Gee.” A poor approach, and caddie Stevie Williams was bending over for both the divot and the short iron, left on the ground. And most offensively, the spitting in disgust after an errant drive. Granted, Sergio took aim at the cup a few weeks back, and took untold grief for his childish act. But Tiger’s fluid volume, caught dead-on by the camera, was ten times as large as the Spaniard’s. Come on, Tiger. I can’t recall similar acts of petulance from Arnie, Jack or Hogan, not to mention Ernie, Phil or Goosen. You’re on your way to becoming the greatest golf champion of all time. Act like it.
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Tiger is no Pat Perez, or Tommy Bolt, for that matter. I don't see Tiger throwing clubs or using gamesmanship to knock a competitor off his game.
Arnie used to smoke. Jack was deemed a slow player. Hogan rarely spoke a word to his competitors.
None of them were, or are, perfect. But all in all, the criticism of Woods is unwarranted. If this is the best you have, maybe you should choose a different topic.
He is who he is...he does what he does. Either enjoy or pick up a new spectator hobby.
Four rounds of par golf will probably take the green jacket. No runaway here.
Nobody is going to "lap the field" on Augusta National in any Masters' from now on.
Four rounds of par golf will probably take the green jacket. No runaway here."
I looked at the cut line Alex and thought I was looking at an LPGA leader board. How can records be broken if they keep tweaking the damned course? This means that all records held previously need to be trashed every time they change the setup, or the records have no meaning.
The US Open record is ten under par, but Jim Furyk didn't set it at Winged Foot last year. The point is that records ARE meaningless unless they are set on the same course as the previous records in identical conditions.
The masters' committee decided a few years back that they don't want the modern equipment to turn Augusta National into a pitch and putt course. Looks like they succeeded.
I stand corrected. Who has the US Open record and where ws it set?
I think the rest of my post is on the mark.
Golf records don't mean much, just as thoroughbred racing "records" have little relevance since races are run on many different surfaces, terrain and under many different conditions. Winning is what counts in both sports.
Who knew! Al Gore was right all along.
I recalled it as soon as I posted the question