Okay, I’ll confess: I happen to think Jordan Spieth is a fascinating story in golf. Jordan Spieth interests me the way Tiger Woods did in 1998. There, I admitted it. The guy was making the cut in PGA Tour events when he was 16. And now he’s about to win two tourneys in a row. For some bizarre reason, that makes me want to watch him and hear discussion about him.
So how come when I turn on Golf Channel, it’s always Tiger Woods? Several times today, I’ve turned to GC to hear about Spieth. Every time they’ve been discussing Woods. Every freaking time. So I turn back to football and forget all about golf. CBS Golf’s website covers golf with the same approach as GC. With CBS, it’s either Tiger or Trick Shot Videos or an animal doing something odd on a golf course. That’s it. Oh, wait, I forgot articles about golfer’s pants and shirts and shoes.
Where is the real golf coverage these days?
Who the hell still watches this Tiger Woods nonsense? The guy is in last place in this event, hasn’t won a major in six years (Rory has won four in past four years), and is 39 years old. He’s no longer a big deal. I’m sorry; he just isn’t.
Stephen A. Smith pointed out that Tiger Woods is embarrassing himself now. TGC and CBS and the rest of the media are worse embarrassments. Smith pointed out that Woods is not even a shell of his former self, yet the golf media continues to pretend Woods is the only game in town. The media coverage has become as distasteful and mind-numbingly boring as those people who think the world wants to see the scar from their latest surgery.
There is a meme the golf media pushes: Tiger Woods, you either love him or hate him. That’s not true. He’s like Kim Kardashian. I don’t give two shites about her, and I don’t want her being discussed when I’m trying to enjoy sports.