Moecat Posted April 7, 2011 Share Posted April 7, 2011 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/657124-masters-scores-masters-live-streaming-and-todays-top-sports-news/entry/60315-the-masters-2011-why-tiger-woods-should-be-booed-mercilessly-at-augusta By Rob Kelley (Correspondent) on April 7, 2011 The Masters has teed off for the best PGA Tour event of 2011, and for some reason that I cannot understand, Tiger Woods is the odds on favorite. But I'm not sure what confuses me more, the fact that he is the favorite to win amongst oddsmakers and gamblers, or that he is still the favorite in so many people's hearts. Can anyone explain to me why people continue to root for this man? Is it because he is so friendly in the media and in public? Do you like watching those sour puss looks on his face all the time? Do you love watching people put on a phony persona to try and clean up their image? he has one of the most see through fake smiles in the history of sports. I suppose we will start seeing him kiss more babies on the forehead as he continues to lose his golf game and public image. His approval rating is lower than Obama's and that is saying something. Do you cheer for liars who cheat on their spouses? Is that "cool" nowadays? Is infidelity becoming "hip" in so many circles that it is now "in" to root for the bad guy? I'm all for forgiving people who deserve it, but I do not put everybody into that second stage. That is why I will never find it in my heart to root for Michael Vick. Or Barry Bonds. Or Kobe Bryant. Some people do not deserve to be cheered. I know that Woods will never be booed during a tournament, especially the 2011 Masters. It is not proper golf etiquette to boo any player on tour. I understand that. But Woods should at least be treated like he treats others, and that is with extreme, arrogance, distaste and indifference. Why should anyone root for someone who clearly does not deserve as much? And when did we become a nation of people who root for people such as Woods, Vick, Bryant and Bonds? The athletes who are in the news most often seem to have some of the greatest fan bases. It even aggravates me to no end that many sports networks will only update what Woods does in major tournaments, and leave only his score up on their main screen.He is not the only player on the course, and he is certainly no longer one of the best. If you want to root for someone this weekend, then put your support behind Phil Mickelson, a true family man who personifies what a professional golfer and athlete should embody. He takes care of his parents and wife and children, and has helped them battle through many difficult situations, unlike Woods, who has caused many difficult situations for his family. Woods may be the odds on favorite to win the 2011 Masters, for those who clearly have not followed any of the action for well over a year. But not only should Mickelson be favored to win the 2011 Masters amongst gamblers and oddsmakers, but he should be the favorite of the fans as well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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