Tiger April 1, 2008, 8:30 am

by Syd B.
If I had two bits for every explitive I've unleashed on a golf course, Tiger would wish he had my kind of money. Tiger has been solely responsibile for expanding the great game of golf to beyond the stuffed shirt crowd, and like it or not, he's why purses are what they are, he's why TV ratings of weekly events have never been better and he's why construction of new courses across the continent can't keep up with the traffic demand. For those that would complain that he would rip a new one for a thoughtless photographer, get real. What I'd really like to see is Woods moon the cameras at The Masters and then watch Hootie convulse, thus causing him to spill his Gin & tonic on his Augusta tie. Now, that would be F$#*ing funny.

RE: Tiger April 1, 2008, 8:53 am

by Roger
I have heard or read several comments about Tiger's outburst, and most of them, mostly from the media, have criticized Tiger. That is the most blatent example of blaming the victim that I have ever seen. Tiger was only doing what he usually does - be the best golfer in the world, and a thoughtless, selfish, and probably malicious person interfered with his professional duties, his life's work which he takes more pride in than anyone else. Where is the criticism and/or sanction of the person who took the picture? There seems to be some envy, jealousy and resentment of Tiger, and possibly even some racism, in the one-sided, ridiculous comments. I cannot imagine the same one-sided comments if Phil Mickelson had been on the verge of a record, or beating Tiger, and someone distracted him. The photographer would have been tarred and feathered.

Re: April 1, 2008, 8:29 am

tiger behavior April 1, 2008, 8:29 am

by Richard Peltzman
Ditto to Randy Parson' comments.
As long as I've been watching Tiger, I've been pointing out that he's the only one I ever see (on a consistent basis), slamming to the ground or swiping his club in the air when he is upset about his shot. Maybe because the balance of coverage on him is so great. But, I think not. It's rare to see anyone else do so.
I had a temper on the course when I was young, but as I matured realized that is not proper or useful behavior. And as a role model, he really should control himself, otherwise other's will think that is acceptable behavior.
RP

Tiger Cursing April 1, 2008, 8:28 am

by Mark Gilleylen
I agree with the story. Cursing as vehemently as Tiger does has no place in golf. Sure we all curse under our breath, but it shouldn't be shouted from the mountain tops. As cool under pressure as Tiger is I am surprised he can't control his mouth. I remember reading about how he would throw his clubs when he was young and his mother would ask him, did the club hit the poor shot or you? Don't take it out on the club. He learned not to throw clubs. I would ask him now, did God hit the bad shot or you? Why damn Him?

the media April 1, 2008, 8:28 am

by Sam
You guys are unbelievable - police yourselves before you police the people without whom you wouldn't have a job

Tiger cussing April 1, 2008, 8:24 am

by Jerry B
Why don't you get a life, if all you have to write about it someone using a cuss word. Not that its right, but they all do it, we all do it. Everyone always has to point out the bad flaws in a person / athlete, but NONE of you DAMM sportwriters, or thats what you call yourselves, never talk about the good things.
why don't you try a real job, and Yes I do play golf, and would play you anyday for any amount - JERK OFF

Tiger's Language April 1, 2008, 8:24 am

by Mart
Last week one of the pros did a profanity tirade over Elkington walking in front of him. Your not complaining about him, quit complaning about Tiger. Grow up.

RE: Tiger's Language April 1, 2008, 8:27 am

by Mark Baca
For years before Tiger golf has had nothing but a bunch of boring golfers who showed any lack of enthusiasm. It's not only Tigers game that has caused the rise in the popularity of the game, but also his enthusiasm that he shows on the golf course.
Yes, sometimes that does get out of hand, but it is better to have that then go back to the era of no enthusiasm and boring golfers. Why do you think the ratings are so good when he plays, and drop so much when he doesn't.

Tiger & language April 1, 2008, 8:18 am

by Randy Parsons
Right on. For years I have been noticing Tiger's lack of discipline when it come to keeping his cool after an errant shot or someone in the gallery. Maybe now that it's been brought to his attention, he can show some class like the greats before him. I've never heard one expletive from Arnie or Jack or Tom Watson or I could go on forever. Yes, Tiger will probably go down in history with all the records, but many including myself will never revere Tiger the way I do Arnie, Jack, Sam, and many more GENTLEMEN of the game.

RE: Tiger & language April 1, 2008, 11:49 pm

by Doc Monroe
Get real...they didn't play in an era when every word is captured by the media. You really don't know what they said, do you?

 

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