Will Golf Channel Stand By Her Man?

The Golf Channel leading up to the Masters produced a weeklong run of the Wizard of Golf.  Lindsey and Tiger and Kids — oh my!

Never has a grandparent doted on rugrats to the extent Golf Channel did Masters week.  Lindsey Vonn was shown hugging Woods’s kids so often, you could have mistook her for a mall Santa.

Golf Channel constantly told us about smiles and hugs and better places.  It was a 21st century Love-In.  All you need is love.  Love is all you need.

But once again, Woods’s Daddy-Pop Father of the Year performance proved to be an empty one.  Now Lindsey Vonn is gone, and the kids will have yet another tawdry episode to read about when they get a few years older.

Kids are resilient, though, and it’s not their fault what their parents do.  As Springsteen put it, “You’re born into this life paying for the sins of somebody else’s past.”  It won’t always be fun for them, but they’ll be fine.

It’s the Golf Channel I’m worried about.  How will they feel after returning to Woods’s arms only to be cheated on again?  Tears are being shed tonight, you can be sure, but I bet after a good cry, Golf Channel will buck up and stand by their man.  They always have.

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14 Responses to Will Golf Channel Stand By Her Man?

  1. Speedy says:

    Good one, as I YT the song. All together now!

  2. KingOfGossip says:

    Damn, son! You should work for TMZ!!

  3. Kris says:

    I think it’s time for a D. I. V. O. R. C. E.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’ve said this before Lanny – for a guy who likes to point out how the mainstream media obsesses over Woods – you certainly can’t write 2 lines in a row without mentioning Woods, his children, his ex-wife, girlfriend and/or mistresses. You need to seriously look in the mirror bro – Spare me the argument that you only highlight Woods when/where other media outlets won’t touch. I hope you understand that all Media is a BUSINESS – they comment on who and what based on their viewer’s demographics. Your blog about Woods and his cheating – that should and probably will definitely get some play on TMZ and any other gossip magazine or television show. For you to criticize the Golf Channel for not bringing it up really brings into question your intelligence. Their viewers are not interested in that! They’re interested in golf (tournaments, instruction, happy human interest stories). I’m sure they’ve done their market research and figured that out.

    • lannyh says:

      Wait a second. It seems to me you already know the logical responses to your contentions. Because you specifically wrote “HAPPY human interest stories.” In other words, it’s fine to write about Woods and Vonn when she is “very good with his children,” and Woods is “in a happy place.” 531 articles from Golf Channel are just what the doctor ordered. But when we find out that was all just a big PR lie, no one is interested? You sound like a speechwriter for Kim Jong-il.

    • Speedy says:

      Anon, I’d rather talk about golf, too, and I’ve said so much to lanny more than once. But, if the end result is the PGA Tour being more upfront with its “galleries’, then I’m all for it. There can be a price to pay for any organization or individual that markets an unrealistic image. Cruel world.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lanny – the argument by Annon is that Golf Channel has obviously done their homework and their viewers are NOT interested in the TMZ-type journalism. They are a business – I have to believe that if reporting on Tigers latest indiscretions would generate more viewership (short term and long term) they would change their approach. In our capitalistic society – only the almighty dollar counts – and that is obviously the reason for their “neglect” of this story.

    • lannyh says:

      Well, first off, let’s not assume that every business decision is the most profitable. Have you seen MSNBC’s ratings lately? Second, you should realize that doing the wrong thing is sometimes the most lucrative for those currently running the business. Until those people are fired, the downward spiral continues. And they will fight tooth-and-nail to remain in charge.

      That said, my point has long been that there is no separation of church and state — i.e., between the editorial department and advertising department — in the golf media.

      As well, their viewers already ARE getting TMZ-style journalism; I just wrote a piece on all the coverage of Vonn and Woods and the “precious kids” at the Masters.

      Also, what about the Patrick Reed attacks? Why is that a suitable topic for them, but not Woods’s Scandal Part II.

      And anyone who thinks the “TMZ style” coverage of Woods doesn’t attract more viewers/readers needs to take a look at Google Trends or November 2009.

    • lannyh says:

      I would also ask, too, that, “as a business,” is it okay with you for journalists to push an agenda if it is perceived as helping their bottom line? That gets more than a little weird (scary) if you follow it to the logical conclusion.

      What happened to the truth? Is that valueless?

  6. Anonymous says:

    The truth hasn’t stopped you Lanny? I recall a Valentines wedding??

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