Sometimes I wonder why I even bother. There is simply no respect for logic any more.
Brandel Chamblee recently said of Tiger Woods:
“If he had never abandoned Butch Harmon’s swing or Hank Haney’s swing, either of them was good enough to ride into the sunset with 25 major championships.”
But look at this article from Golf where Peter Kostis points out that Woods made the changes because injuries dictated he do so.
If you don’t care what Kostis says, here’s Woods saying it himself in 2012:
Woods said he is working on a swing which prevents injury but allows him to perform at his best.
‘I’m always trying to get a little bit better, but also, I’m trying to play around injuries I’ve had in the past,’ he said in response to a question from Roger Maltbie. ‘I’m trying to get a swing to ease that stress on the knee over the years, … but also play at a high level at the same time.’
Okay, that was Woods two years ago explaining why he needed a new swing. Has Chamblee not heard that? Has he forgotten? Why is his analysis based on the supposition that Woods could still be using his old swings if he wanted? Does he think Woods is lying?
Chamblee is mired in a total breakdown of logic. Someone needs to tap him on the shoulder and tell him, “Uh, Tiger couldn’t keep using the old swings due to injuries.” At that point, Chamblee could utter, “Nevermind,” and SNL would have a skit.
When golf reporters ignore facts and logic, they are just babbling.