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Did anybody hear Faldo and others making fun of Tiger

post #1 of 39
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I was just wondering what you guys thought of the announcers today.  Nick Faldo and the other guys were basically just making fun of Tiger for quite some time today. I thought it went from observation to childishly poking fun at a golfer who was struggling with his driver.  But then again, that's just my opinion and I was wondering if anybody else saw that and if so what your opinion is.

 

I just don't think the announcers should be poking fun on national television at any golfer good or bad. That kind of behavior just seems to be really immature to me.  It's especially weird coming from somebody like Faldo who has played the game and knows how hard it is.  I don't know, it just kind of rubbed me the wrong way coming from somebody like Faldo who is always talking about golf being a "Gentleman's Game" and all that.  I don't think gentlemen go around making fun of people when they are struggling. Make a comment about it yes, but making jokes? Not cool.

post #2 of 39

Well if you are a Tiger fan that is good news, because anytime someone challenges or makes fun of Tiger you know what normally happens...

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Well if you are a Tiger fan that is good news, because anytime someone challenges or makes fun of Tiger you know what normally happens...

I'm a fan of a lot of these guys and I wouldn't like the announcers doing that to anybody. Especially coming from an ex-player who knows the struggles of the game. But that's my opinion. 

post #4 of 39

Maybe Faldo would like to tee it up with Tiger for some serious money in the near future. Nah, I don't think he wants to lose.

 

Also, how can Faldo, or any announcer make fun of Tiger..? he has way more titles than they ever will..;-)

post #5 of 39

Seriously? :doh:

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Also, how can Faldo, or any announcer make fun of Tiger..? he has way more titles than they ever will..;-)

 

I always appreciate it when people who really have walked the walk become commentators. Nick Faldo is such a person - he won six majors and he was the golf superstar of his era - as a commentator, few are better placed to offer critique of today's top golfers, including objective criticism of Tiger Woods.

 

I didn't hear the comments, so I can't address them directly, except to say that "critique" and "poking fun" are not the same thing. It wouldn't be appealing to hear any golfer being made fun of on air, whether Tiger Woods or a weekend duffer.

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I always appreciate it when people who really have walked the walk become commentators. Nick Faldo is such a person - he won six majors and he was the golf superstar of his era - as a commentator, few are better placed to offer critique of today's top golfers, including objective criticism of Tiger Woods.

 

I didn't hear the comments, so I can't address them directly, except to say that "critique" and "poking fun" are not the same thing. It wouldn't be appealing to hear any golfer being made fun of on air, whether Tiger Woods or a weekend duffer.

Yea that is my opinion also.  We all know Tiger and Phil are having issues being accurate off the tee. However, discussing something and acting like a 12 year old and laughing on the air making wise-cracks is another thing altogether.  It's even more idiotic when you are the guy always talking about how golf is a "Gentleman's game".  I'm beginning to not like Faldo a whole lot.  I have been seeing a lot of negative comments regarding Tiger coming from him and the other guy Johnny Miller I think. I know he's not the most personable person but to use your microphone to constantly demean the guy is rather childish. 

post #8 of 39
I'm actually watching right now, haven't noticed and Tiger just pushed one way right no laughing whatsoever.

You might be talking about his drive on 2 that was 80 yds left on a par 5 and he puts it on the green from there. That's what they were laughing at, in amazement. There was no intent to demean and it was far from immature.
post #9 of 39

I think Faldo's generally an ass, but him or any other announcer making wisecracks about the performance of tour players doesn't bother me at all. I enjoy that stuff if it's funny.

 

Those guys are pros and it comes with the territory – particularly for someone who's had as much success as Woods has. As long as people aren't babbling, hollering, etc. during their shots, I'm fine with it. 

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I'm actually watching right now, haven't noticed and Tiger just pushed one way right no laughing whatsoever.

You might be talking about his drive on 2 that was 80 yds left on a par 5 and he puts it on the green from there. That's what they were laughing at, in amazement. There was no intent to demean and it was far from immature.

I have it recorded and I'm watching it also.  They weren't laughing in amazement because he put it on the green.  They were laughing before and after that.  Also making jokes about which way they thought the next tee shot was going. Yes they eventually stopped but I thought the jokes were in poor taste.

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I think Faldo's generally an ass, but him or any other announcer making wisecracks about the performance of tour players doesn't bother me at all. I enjoy that stuff if it's funny.

 

Those guys are pros and it comes with the territory – particularly for someone who's had as much success as Woods has. As long as people aren't babbling, hollering, etc. during their shots, I'm fine with it. 

Yes I guess that is one way to look at it.  I think maybe I just don't like Faldo.  He just rubs me the wrong way 90% of the time for some reason. Him and miller that is.

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I have it recorded and I'm watching it also.  They weren't laughing in amazement because he put it on the green.  They were laughing before and after that.  Also making jokes about which way they thought the next tee shot was going. Yes they eventually stopped but I thought the jokes were in poor taste.

 

Eh, I watched it, and it all seemed fine to me. I think Tiger would laugh at those shots too. Pretty bad. He missed not only his fairway but the one beside it off the second tee, after all.

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I have it recorded and I'm watching it also.  They weren't laughing in amazement because he put it on the green.  They were laughing before and after that.  Also making jokes about which way they thought the next tee shot was going. Yes they eventually stopped but I thought the jokes were in poor taste.
Nah, they weren't "jokes" and I'd bet if Tiger heard them talking about it, he'd laugh himself. I say this being a Faldo fan, however, so perhaps I'm a little biased? Just didn't hear anything inappropriate.
post #14 of 39
Faldo is a class A ball buster. I remember during the 2012 Masters, he was proposing Bubba's championship dinner for 2013 would be a Happy Meal, and coloring books with crayons IIRC.
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I think Faldo's generally an ass, but him or any other announcer making wisecracks about the performance of tour players doesn't bother me at all. I enjoy that stuff if it's funny.

 

Those guys are pros and it comes with the territory – particularly for someone who's had as much success as Woods has. As long as people aren't babbling, hollering, etc. during their shots, I'm fine with it. 

So like, nobody then?

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So like, nobody then?

Oops.

 

I mean, so like, only Jack?

post #17 of 39
Watching live world golf on sky and it is being run as a virtual Tiger Woods testimonial

He was the worlds best he is not now the worlds best and frankly his on course manner edges from tasteless to lacking in Grace/charm (me being polite)

We have to hope he is in the USA team a2_wink.gif
post #18 of 39
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I was just wondering what you guys thought of the announcers today.  Nick Faldo and the other guys were basically just making fun of Tiger for quite some time today. I thought it went from observation to childishly poking fun at a golfer who was struggling with his driver.  But then again, that's just my opinion and I was wondering if anybody else saw that and if so what your opinion is.

 

I just don't think the announcers should be poking fun on national television at any golfer good or bad. That kind of behavior just seems to be really immature to me.  It's especially weird coming from somebody like Faldo who has played the game and knows how hard it is.  I don't know, it just kind of rubbed me the wrong way coming from somebody like Faldo who is always talking about golf being a "Gentleman's Game" and all that.  I don't think gentlemen go around making fun of people when they are struggling. Make a comment about it yes, but making jokes? Not cool.

 

 

Good grief. Sensitive much? 

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