The examples I’m gathering fall into one of two categories: (1) Someone in the media harshly describing the unpleasant or overhyped reality of Tiger Woods; (2) Someone in the media describing how silly golf coverage has become due to Woods obsession. This example from Forbes falls into the latter category, and it was too darn funny not to pass along!
The trouble is that the producers’ desire to hang on to their guy creates a predicament as Tiger’s performances wane. The productions become almost caricatures. For example, when he pulled out of the tournament in San Diego after 9 holes with an ailing back, the Golf Channel coverage looked more like a teen beat, Zac Efron story — the camera followed Tiger to the parking lot; it focused on his every move from packing up his golf bag to putting it in the car; finally, as he drove off the camera followed the car as he navigated out of the parking area; I half expected the shot to continue with the camera operator chasing the car down the street yelling “wait for me.”