|Posted by Galfur on May 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM|
I'm only writing this because I'm not a personal fan of Tiger Woods, I admit it. It's not that I don't admire his galf skill. I do. I continue to believe that he will break, if not shatter, Jack's major record. Just too much talent there. No, it's not the lack of appreciation for his skill, it's the lack of appreciation for his (these are my words and opinion) character flaw. That's it. I don't like him as a person.
Now it didn't start that way. There was a time, as he was maing his way to the tour when I was fascinated with him, absolutely fascinated. As quickly as he dominated his way to a first Masters (and major) championship however, a second nature kind of thing put me on alert. It didn't take long before that feeling intensified. Eventually it all played out. From his childish, self-absorbed, ego-centric on the course antics to the eventual personal life implosion. Second nature instincts can be amazingly accurate (sometimes).
So what is the catalyst for writing today? Tiger and Sergio. Not that Sergio is a favorite of mine either. But I am fascinated, this time, by the public and building feud between these two galfers. Galf is not a sport where feuds play out in public (or PuBliCK as Ron White would say). It is a gentlemans game (or is supposed to be anyway). Of course, it is the lack of gentleman in Tiger that I don't like about him, that goes straight to the character flaw issue. But it is AMAZING to me that this one is going on the way it is. Have you seen it? Check it out.
Oh, I know. It pales in comparison to hockey. Let's face it, to try to say that a few barbs thrown back and forth is AMAZING in the face of the Habs/Sens game 3 brawl is pretty embarrassing. But this is galf we're talking about. No, not me and my alias. I mean the sport of galf. This stuff doesn't happen in galf. First it cracks me up but second, it really pisses me off that a guy of such low human quality (talking Tiger here) is going to someday own the most prestigious galf record (career majors won) and do so at the expense of one of my all time sports heros and a man whom, as best I can tell, is such a truly great human being (talking Jack here).
What's the point of this ramble? I do not like Tiger Woods, period. I don't like him as a human being. Not in the way I don't like, say the Tsarnev brothers or in the way I don't like Ariel Castro or in the way I don't like Jodi Arias or in the way i don't like OJ Simpson, etc. Not in a criminal manner. But I don't like Tiger Woods and I think he is BAD for the game of galf. I think he is bad for the sport. That's my point. And he continues to prove me right.
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