Update 7:08 pm Golf Central just spent the entire first eight minutes on Woods. One of the things they mentioned was that Woods refused to talk to any media after his round. Wow. Very interesting. Golf Channel covers up the Amanda Dufner scandal for him, and he thanks them by stiffing them. What a classy guy!
Update 5:55 pm Tiger Woods splashes his tee shot on No. 17. He needs to bogey in to make the (current) cut. After seeing the result, he slammed his driver into the tee box. Great etiquette.
Update 5:30 pm Congratulations to Tiger Woods for being named today Golf Channel’s FedExCup Game Changer!
Update 4:20 pm Cameras come on, Woods yips a chip, bogies. The gallery is small and doesn’t seem to be cheering for him. Amanda Dufner fallout, no doubt. Cut line is currently -2; Woods currently two shots better than that.
Update 3:45 pm Some really good Tiger coverage on the Golf Channel pregame. Not a single mention of Amanda Dufner, but plenty of highlights from his front nine today! I was able to totally forget about the new sex scandal and pretend it was 2000 all over again. Good stuff!
The golf media refuses to ask Tiger Woods about Amanda Dufner because they are serious journalists who cover professional golf, not celebrity gossip. A quick glance at a few past headlines shows the golf media’s no-nonsense approach to journalism:
- Amanda Dufner Says Goodbye to Summer
- Woman Crush Wednesday: Amanda Dufner
- Jason and Amanda Dufner Attend 2014 Kentucky Derby
- Dufners Are Having a Better Holiday Weekend Than You
- The Dufners Are On Another Glorious Vacation
- Amanda Dufner’s stock at all-time high
- Grill Room: Tiger news, Amanda Dufner’s summer
- Dufners Keep Winning, Sit Courtside With 50 Cent at MSG
- Jason and Amanda Dufner Photo Gallery
- Jason, Amanda Dufner getting a divorce
- Amanda Dufner resurfaces in bikini, with dog
- Jason Dufner tells Howard Stern: “Yeah, I grabbed her butt”
- In Your Opinion: Dufner’s “butt-squeeze” was the best viral moment of 2013
- The Dufners Look Like They’re Having A GREAT July 4th (yeah, that’s obviously not this year…)
- The Grind: The Year In Golf WAGs (features Amanda Dufner)
- The Grind: Sexy Halloween costumes (features Amanda Dufner)
- Amanda Dufner Is A Lot More Popular On Google Than Jason
- Jason Dufner’s Wedding Day Music Video Is A Must-see
- We Say Goodbye To The Dufners, Hello To Tiger Woods (rather unfortunate headline, eh?)
- Amanda Dufner and Jason Dufner’s Totally Awesome Fourth Of July Party
- Photos of Amanda Dufner: The Absolute Best Pictures
Yes, when it comes to the golf media, you can see personal lives have no place in golf. If you want celebrity gossip, you read people magazine:
- Video: Jason and Amanda Dufner Go Hiking in Hawaiian Rainforest (Golf Channel)
- Watch: Jason Dufner’s hilarious hike through a Hawaiian rainforest (PGA.com)
- Jason & Amanda Dufner hike rainforest on Maui (PGATour.com)
- Watch Jason Dufner try to keep up with his wife on a nature hike (USA Today)
- VIDEO: Jason Dufner goes hiking in Hawaii (CBS Sports)
- Jason & Amanda Dufner Tour Hawaii Via Land and Air (Back9Network)
When it comes to the golf media, they are strictly business, so don’t expect them to ask Tiger Woods about Amanda Dufner. That would be totally inappropriate.
Frankly, I’m shocked that anyone would even think Amanda Dufner is a topic for golf reporters. That’s preposterous.