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I'm burned out on the Tiger "Worshipers"

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That's pretty damned good for a 42 year old player that's had to deal with all that.... and the personal stuff that is no ones business, that, unfortunately we all know about thanks to social media and the dishonest media in general.

 

I just don't understand the hate directed towards a guy that was/is one of the greatest player ever, no matter if he can/will win again.

 

I'm done with the Tiger haters. I'm rooting for him no matter what anyone else thinks. And no.... I'm not a Tiger worshiper. I just know what he means to the game and the things he's accomplished... just the same as Jack, Arnie, Gary, Seve and a number of other players that have entertained us over the years with phenomenal shots and play.

 

 

Spot on! The guy has 14 majors, 79 wins. Who is the next closest? Phil... with 5 majors and 43 total. Then DL3 that I can see as active players with 1 major and 21 wins.

 

Also looks like Gary Player has the Highest major to win ratio with 9 of his 26 wins being a Major. 35% of his W's were a major.

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Not a lot of new that I can add to this thread, except for the fact it will probably go on for 20 pages, with much the same of good points being made on both sides.   And that folks is what they call "moving the needle" Tiger compelled the OP to make his post and 40 some others and counting compelled to add their thoughts, which is great. 

 

The only thing I will say, it's not fair to say they didn't cover anyone else.  I watched coverage all day Saturday and Sunday, and just about every shot Molanari took was covered, as well others when they were in contention.   I think Molanari got a lot of commentary coverage as well about his story to pass on the French Open and play there.   As well as why he hasn't won on the PGA Tour etc. 

 

The above tweet along with a screen shot I posted on twitter @golfspyRob of his opening tee shot show it.  The vast majority of people there wanted to see Tiger, the vast majority watching on TV, want to see Tiger.  It's pretty simple, look at the ratings of tournaments he plays in and ones he doesn't.

 

RevKev gave a perfect example of a run of the mill tournament Valspar with and without Tiger in the field.   That should be enough to explain why coverage is what it is.   It has nothing to do with will he win again, or how well he'll play that given week, it's that the casual golf fan AND a to a large degree, the avid golfer, wants to see Tiger.   

 

You (not the OP, just everyone in general) doesn't have to like it, but accepting it, will go a great way towards easing your anger and frustration. 

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I am in the group of Tiger not likers. Never have and never will. I don't mind that they cover his round, because as others said that's where thy feel the money is, what I really don't like is the over excessive coverage, and all of the replays of his round. If he plays in the morning, and you watch in the afternoon, you will see the entire highlights of his round at least 5 times. My sue is t that they show him or cover him, my issue is the excessive nature of it. I want to watch everyone in contention, if Tiger is there then show him, but don't forget about the other guys a well.

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I'll raise my hand for Webb Simpson and Molinari.

 

I completely understand the coverage and am not complaining. Tiger is just good for golf. To make a reference to the World Cup and seeing Cristiano Ronaldo (immortal sports status) take over the first game against Spain, it made me realize that we aren't going to have guys around that can make you ask, "how did he just do that?" forever. I will take the Tiger coverage while he is still competitive and enjoy 320 yard drives and stinger 2 irons. However, we may have to wait for his replacement before he has a good day on the green.

I'm with you. We are probably in the minority of caring about guys like Molinari and Simpson, along with a few others. Im not one who is disappointed when the first page of the leaderboard is filled with lesser known guys as long as there is good and exciting golf being played. I like a 1-3 stroke difference on the leaderboard heading to the back 9 on Sunday.

 

I agree in several sports we have generational players and in some there aren't any guys/girls coming that will replace them. Sure there's a bunch of good to really good but that great/exceptional isn't quite there. I hope we see another tiger/jack/Arnie hit the links in my lifetime (currently 44 years old).

 

I'll taje whatever coverage I can get of the great ones as long as possible. Jack won at 46, Watson almost won the open late in life.

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I still enjoy watching Tiger play. Every time he swings I'm on the edge of my seat. Will he drain it? Well he hit a nasty draw 300 yards? He still has the skill to roast anyone one on one. For me he is still that guy. I don't worship him, but I can't say I don't enjoy watching him. Even if he is 11 shots of the lead, if anyone can wow the fans and make a comeback, it's Tiger. Sure, he is overrated, I tell me wife every time she asks how he is doing. But I'll be damned if I don't enjoy watching him play still.

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I think many great points have been made on the subject of TW and the attention he receives.

 

As a fan, I love watching greatness and TW was the greatest for such a long time.  We love a comeback story, so the attention he draws now is due to watching that story arc.  It is a fascinating journey from so many angles.

 

As to the "unfair" coverage compared to players actually in contention, that part of the gripe I agree 100% with.  There has to be a balance in coverage between watching/discussing the story arcs and showing actual golf. 

 

And also, I would love it if all golf TV coverage would find a way to stop showing a player swing, then have a camera tracking a white ball across the blue sky with no context as to where it is going.  

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And also, I would love it if all golf TV coverage would find a way to stop showing a player swing, then have a camera tracking a white ball across the blue sky with no context as to where it is going.  

 

Good point now that you mention it.  :lol:

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I mean, the same could be said of Lebron or MJ. If the greatest is playing/doing anything why not watch?

For a sport like golf it needs the stories and headlines a high profile player like Tiger provides.

He gets the people going.

 

 

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I could happily watch his whole round shot for shot, then a highlights show of everyone else ;)

Yes!!

 

Pair Tiger and Tommy Fleetwood together and make a TT channel, I would pay good money for that.

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I could happily watch his whole round shot for shot, then a highlights show of everyone else ;)

 

Exactly. I don't think there's enough Tiger coverage.

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Exactly. I don't think there's enough Tiger coverage.

But could you please spare us the Tiger references and comments during a tournament when he is not even playing?

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But could you please spare us the Tiger references and comments during a tournament when he is not even playing?

 

No way, Tiger is THE MAN. If he's back in the game he SHOULD be the conversation. 

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