Take Note, Golf Media: Reed #14, Mickelson #16, Woods #38

It’s 2015, and it’s time the golf media opened its eyes.

  • Rory McIlroy is firmly entrenched at #1 (and is playing this week in Abu Dhabi)
  • Henrik Stenson is #2 (and is playing this week in Abu Dhabi)
  • Rickie Fowler, American, is #10 (and is playing this week in Abu Dhabi)

Maybe, just maybe, you should be giving Abu Dhabi more coverage than the still three-weeks-away Waste Management Phoenix Open.  And, even if you insist on writing and talking about the Phoenix Open so prematurely, take note of the highest-rated Americans in that field:

  • Bubba Watson (#4)
  • Jordan Spieth (#9)
  • Rickie Fowler (#10) (did I mention he’s playing Abu Dhabi this week…)

Other OWGR factoids:

  • Patrick Reed who was uniformly mocked by the golf media for saying he thought of himself as one of the top five players in the world is currently #15 with a bullet.
  • Brooks Koepka is now two rungs above Tiger Woods.
  • Seven Americans are ranked higher than Phil Mickelson.
  • SevenTEEN Americans are ranked higher than Woods.
  • Dope fiend Dustin Johnson, who has been on suspension, is ranked above Woods.
  • In the past four years, Rory McIlroy has won more majors than the combined Americans in the OWGR Top 50!

I hope the media enjoyed Mr. Reed’s win last night.  He looked resplendent in his trademark red and black, didn’t he?

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6 Responses to Take Note, Golf Media: Reed #14, Mickelson #16, Woods #38

  1. Anonymous says:

    You constantly complain about the Golf media and it’s obsession with Tiger, yet 95% of your posts are directly about him or reference him in some way?

  2. GoAwayLanny says:

    I know Tiger Woods had sex with your wife because you are obsessed with hate. You are too jealous because Woods is greater than you ever will be. Everyone laughs at your website because you are a fool. Just go away Lanny because no one cares about you or what you say.

    • lannyh says:

      Hate? Justin Bieber’s fan club just called, and they want their lingo back.
      (Okay, I must confess. I stole that line from a comment I saw somewhere recently.)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lanny – I actually enjoy reading your posts – although I don’t often agree with your arguments. But do you not see the parallel between what you write about Woods and what every other golf media writes about Woods? You all have realized that it’s what the consumer wants! Yes – the majority of the rest of the Golf Media comments on the “good” of TW and you have taken the opposite approach with respect to Tiger (with which there is a lot of “bad” to write about I concede). However, you both obsess over him. I would suggest continuing what you’re doing, but just stop the hypocritical nonsense about the media needing to insert “Tiger” into every story as you do the verys same thing. I ask that you look back at all your articles over the past year and read them through your own “Tiger” lense and I challenge you to deny that you do not love Tiger (as a golf topic) just as much as the rest of the Golf media world.

    • lannyh says:

      Well, here’s the thing. This website’s raison detre was to point out the media’s obsession with Woods, and to show how they cover for him the way the cycling media covered for Lance Armstrong.

      I’m not making money off of this website, nor have I ever wanted to. I don’t think there are even any ads on it, and if there are, WordPress puts them there. The main purpose of this website is so that when people google “Tiger Woods PEDs,” they don’t only get a bunch of Steinie to Golf Channel to the Public denial bullshite.

      Remember that before Woods’s sex scandal, one of the prostitute/porn stars/whatevers had an Internet podcast wherein she spoke of having sex with Tiger Woods. It was laughed off — until people learned it was true.

      If someone in the golf media was doing what David Walsh did regarding Lance Armstrong, this website wouldn’t even exist.

      There was a truth that was being covered up, and I got sick of it. It’s still being covered up, but not completely, and I like to think we played some small part in that.

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