Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Tiger Woods

This article is entitled, "Tiger Woods." It seems that is all that is required to make it newsworthy. We need to get a life! All week, I have read story after story about Tiger Woods. Notah Begay says Tiger may make some earth shattering statement. Someone thought his plane was seen in Augusta.

He may or may not have been practising at Augusta. Someone believes he will win if he plays. It's all so exciting. We seem to love to, or need to, speculate about Tiger Woods at the expense of all the golfers who have been playing great golf this year. We don't seem to be able to resist it.

Tiger has, according to a recent article, made ten starts since the start of 2014, finishing only three of those tournaments, and finishing better than sixty ninth only once. His attempts to come back in 2015 have been either sad, or laughable, depending on your point of view. And yet, all we seem to be able to talk about is will he play at Augusta. Maybe the game really is in trouble without Tiger.

What we know is this: Tiger is eligible to play at Augusta. He may play. He may, according to recent form, crash and burn. He might also win. But the simple fact is we don't know much. In the meantime, we have real stories, like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson... What do these guys have to do to earn a bit of ink?

Tiger has been awesome. He may be the greatest player ever to have played the game. But, he hasn't announced whether or not he's even playing. How about we focus on those guys who are playing, and whom we know are playing great golf? If and when Tiger tees it up, we will then have something to talk about. Until then, let's get a fricken life!