Paul Azinger has issues.
I turned on Golf Channel this morning thinking I’d get information about the FedEx Cup playoffs, specifically the Deutsche Bank Championship which starts in two days. Not an unreasonable expectation, was it?
Instead I encountered a Golf Channel Tiger Woods circle jerk with Paul Azinger as team leader. Damon Hack called it “Tiger Tuesday.” I call it “Jacking It in San Diego.”
I turned Golf Channel off after hearing Azinger say Woods was the “greatest athlete who has ever played golf, by a large margin.” Again, one need only point to Hale Irwin, who was a two-time all-Big Eight collegiate football player in addition to playing on the golf team, to disprove Azinger’s nonsense. And it’s hardly like Irwin is an outlier. The Tour has a long history of far better athletes than Woods. (Is Woods even a great athlete? What other sports did he play?) Nevertheless, Azinger states Woods is the “greatest athlete who has ever played golf, by a large margin.”
Is Azinger that desperate for a paycheck? Sad. Very sad.