Si Woo Kim smashed the record for the youngest winner of The PLAYERS, and yet the American reaction has been a great big yawn.
I use Google News for most of my general news browsing when online. They have a “Top Stories” section which in past years invariably had an entry for “The Players Championship.” This week I did not see it once.
Google News also has a section for “Top Sports Stories.” That way sports stories do not have to compete with that year’s Trump or Comey or anything else from the real world. Just sports. However, this week, I never saw an entry in the sports section for the Players, either.
The media once put a live camera on an empty parking space reserved for Tiger Woods. An in-contention Phil Mickelson is plastered all over the place. Oh, but they are Americans. Well, I’m old enough to remember when Greg Norman, a foreign player, was the darling of the American media.
Know This: Tiger Woods won the Masters at age 21. Si Woo Kim won the Players at age 21. The Players has both a bigger and a stronger field than the Masters. It’s not even close. Simply put, Kim’s accomplishment at Sawgrass yesterday was greater than Woods’s at Augusta.
So, tell me. Is Si Woo Kim getting more or less coverage than did Tiger Woods in 1997?
I’m tired of excuses. American media, it’s time to end your ugly racism.