Re: Official Tiger Car Crash/Infidelity Thread
Originally Posted by iacas
Errr....Monty is the captain of the European Ryder Cup team this year and hardly needs to look for an oopportunity to get into the news. His challenge is about which intereview requests/opportunities to accept - the media is knocking on his door all the time.
While your comment about the gnat is fair, I think it's also fair to say that Monty does know about the pressures of winning a Major, because those same pressures have done for him so often - and he has been in contention more than you, me or Hunter Mahan, I think!
'Monty cheated at golf' - that would be about taking a drop within the rules (albeit only just) and not being penalised for it? In stark contrast to Tiger, who declared a significant part of the landscape - a course feature, no less - a 'movable obstruction' because a couple of dozen people were able to shift it? But that's not cheating, no, no. Nor was a ball disappearing on the roof of a clubhouse 'lost' when it wasn't found within five minutes, because someone may or may not have been on the roof at the same time - the 5 minute limit apparently didn't apply.
If Tiger was within the rules, so was Monty.
The number of PGA events won or not doesn't strike me as relevant because Monty was never a member of the PGA Tour - although he did pretty well on the College circuit, I believe. He collected an awful lot of titles on the Tour he is a member of, though. What puzzles me, though, is if you don't care about players personally, why do you seem to have such a down on Monty? Whatever his personal faults, he's been a pretty good golfer for 20 years.
However, that's probably for another thread.