LOL ya those crazy looking mokawks died bright yellow. Seriously?
Just check the thread title..... No, thought I had it right........
Sorry to bother but could anyone direct me to the thread discussing the other 119 guys playing in the tournament, preferable some of the ones who are actually playing well?
"Golf is all about Tiger......." - No it's not. The top 2 players in the world right now are Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson and trust me when I tell you that the Australian and Swedish golfing public care far more about them than about Tiger.
I'm not anti Tiger, in fact far from it, but this perpetual placing Tiger on a pedestal is not in fact good for the sport. Earlier in the thread it was touted that Tiger is sometimes seen to get preferential treatment with tee off times or even with playing partners. While I'm pretty sure this isn't Tiger's fault it's hardly good for the sport. Besides I seriously doubt he needs it.
In a similar way a well known American commentator on a European channel questioned the fact that the course appeared to be set up more for scoring for the final round when Martin Kaymer found himself well in front in the US Open. The commentator questioned if this would be the case if a US player had been leading. Not my words or implications, his.
As soon as you start trying to tilt the odds in favour of your player/players golf loses something. Be it chopping down all the rough because you assess your team are longer but less straight off the tee, or trying to give 'your boy' a good tee time. Golf loses the level playing field. Not in any way against Tiger, kind of hope he gets back on form, but very anti this perpetual attempt to drive Tiger forward. If he does it himself all well and good. If he does it with preferential treatment it's totally and utterly worthless.
I'll leave you to your discussion about Tiger - any chance of a mod changing the thread title?
I guess I was just throwing it out there. There's a lot of talk about golf being all about Tiger and I think anyone who thinks that is missing something. Most notably the rest of the world map. South Africa, Sweden, Australia, even us over in Blighty play the game now and then and even watch it occasionally. And it's not all about one bloke.
That's fair mate. I guess as an 'outsider' I just don't get it. I don't think Tiger is faultless when it comes to the way he handles himself on the course, I don't think it's good for the game that he at least appears to get preferential treatment, I don't think it's a good example to my kids when he uses 'questionable' language or throws a tantrum when he hits a bad shot, and at the moment he's not really playing very good golf.
In short I don't get it.
Who would I watch on the leaderboard who does all of those things a whole heap better right now? Justin Rose would be one.
Yet here you are, writing the longest post thus far on the subject. Tiger is popular and people like to discuss him. There is just no way around it and I don't see how complaining about it in this thread is going to help.
"Stop liking something! I want you to like this other thing!"