For those interested, Golf Channel is tonight replaying the 2000 U.S. Open won by Tiger Woods. Why am I pointing this out? This was the first major Woods played using the Rock Ishii superball that traveled farther and straighter than the balls the other golfers used. Effectively, Woods was playing from the ladies’ tees, while the rest of the field used the back tees. It might be worth watching to see if Woods acts all fist-pumpy while playing, and if in his interviews, he shows any remorse whatsoever about winning due to the Rock Ishii ball. And how many times the announcers will say, “Look how far he hit that one!” with no mention of the Rock Ishii-designed ball.
I caught a little of Morning Drive today, and they spoke quite a lot about the young players, and how exciting they are, and how they are the future of golf, and all that kind of thing. However, don’t forget that this time last week, all they wanted to talk about was Tiger Woods. If anyone doubts this, you can scroll through my entries from last week. I documented it. Of course, come Memorial, Golf Channel will jettison all the “new, fearless young players” for the old will-he-make-the-cut duck-hooker.