Tuesday Thoughts

Matsuyama v U.S. Golf Media

Why is the U.S. golf media so lukewarm toward Hideki?  We hear: Yeah, Hideki is really good, but what about Tiger’s back?  Hideki has won 5 of 9.  Shouldn’t that top an old guy who has more ailments than Abe Vigoda’s Fish?  Personally, I love that Hideki won five times last year while also missing five cuts.  Making cuts is not the goal.  Comprende, golf media?

Tiger Woods v Jimmy Walker since Scandal

                Woods        Walker
Age              41            38
Majors            0             1
Wins              9             6
Top 3's          18            12
Top 10's         32            40

Now, who got the most media coverage?

Golf Media v Tiger Woods

The golf media’s current fetish is obsessing over why Tiger Woods wants to continue to play.  What is motivating him?  What drives him?  Here’s a wild guess: sponsor contract requirements.  A little more prosaic than “heart of a champion,” I know, but how about being honest for once, eh?

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