Is the Golf Media Starting to Wash Its Hands of Tiger Woods? (Addendum 1)

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.”

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2 Responses to Is the Golf Media Starting to Wash Its Hands of Tiger Woods? (Addendum 1)

  1. Speedy says:

    Somewhat related.
    If Woods (or anyone for that matter) acknowledges you by your first name, you know your kisses have been on target.
    And is anyone better at that, than Golf Channel’s Steve Sands? LOL

    • lannyh says:

      Yes, and that seems to be the goal of the golf media, or at least it was for the past 20 years. I like Patrick Reed, but I thought it was a good development that Shane Ryan was willing to ruffle a few feathers. I have used the analogy before, but it was like the golf media covered Tiger Woods as if he were the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, where you were expected to cheer for him/them or else risk being labeled an outcast.

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