Anonymous "PGA Tour pro" blogger makes Golf.com look unprofessional, unethical, and pathetic
Let’s be blunt: What in the hell is wrong with Sports Illustrated’s Golf.com?
You see, Golf.com thought it would be a brilliant idea to get a “PGA Tour player” and have him write his thoughts - on the condition of anonymity. You see, that way, the player can be a snarky jerk, and no one will know its him.
“The Canadian Open desperately needed some star power. (Apparently I didn’t fill the bill.) Davis Love III took a big paycheck to tweak the Angus Glen course and make it more palatable, then didn’t even show up to see how his work played out. I read in the Toronto paper how he didn’t admit that he was skipping the event when some Canadian writers asked him about it on Friday at Carnoustie, a couple of hours before the entry deadline. I bet Davis doesn’t miss out on the free money at this week’s Bridgestone Invitational.”
“Sergio Garcia needs a fresh diaper. Did you hear him crying about how he got lousy breaks and had to beat more than simply the other guys in the field? I guess God, Mother Nature and the Ghosts of Christmas Past were triple-teaming him or something.”
“Stewart Cink from the ‘01 Open, during which he rushed a short putt on the 72nd hole while trying to get out of the way and missed, costing him a spot in the Monday playoff. Stewart’s been working with a head doctor and had a chance to win at Carnoustie.”
Perhaps the limited braintrust at Golf.com thought that giving their readers an inside look at the PGA Tour was reason enough to hurl all their ethics out the window and have someone write under the cover of darkness. Instead, however, Golf.com, Sports Illustrated, and the player involved all come out of it looking like unprofessional jerks. It’s as simple as that. It is a truly pathetic display.
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I'm actually surprised K. Usually you have more sense (when it's not something directly dealing with politics or middle initials) and a much better sense of humor.
Hopefully when RonMon agreed with you, you realized this one was a blunder. Sure there's not some heatstroke going on there?
And yeah, an anonymous golfer gleefully snarking on his colleagues is quite a bit like someone whistle-blowing on the federal government. Keen analogy.
I have no real problem with someone writing under some Cheap pseudonym on a third-rate golf site, but SI having some ham n' egger PGA Tour guy anonymously snipe on his pals is weak, plain and simple.
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