Originally Posted by Golfingnutter
The media asked him what he thinks of the greens. What is he supposed to say, that they are perfect and he can't wait to putt on these silky pieces of heaven? I don't understand why it is being perceived that he is making excuses when he is just giving his opinion. No matter what he says he gets slack from someone. Just be grateful that we can watch this legendary career unfold in our lifetime.
This is just how things are for Tiger. Last week before the Bridgestone, he said something about the greens being "patchy" and slow, and how the greenskeepers would have a challenge on it's hands getting them to roll as fast as they expected them to by the weekend. The resulting article headline was "Tiger Critical of Bridgestone Greens" or something. The comments were about 75% along the lines of "stop complaining Tiger!!! It's not the greens' fault you can't putt!"
Well, he wasn't actually complaining to begin with, but we know how that turned out. Such is always the dilemma of athletes: you can give insightful, articulate answers with substance and depth, and you're going to eventually find somebody to parse your words and spin it negatively if they don't like you. The alternative is to be cliche, vague and curt, in which case you get called an a**hole.
By the way, is that Louis Oosthuizen as your avatar?