Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I'd Have to Say Tiger is the Favorite
In case you didn't know my irk with mainstream media and their obsession with picking the favorite, observe this.
I know that most people would pick Tiger Woods this week on a golf course that he's already smoked four times in his career, but the only man in the group with a set of cajones makes some very valid points.
John Maginnes, who picked Vijay Singh to win, said the following - "Tiger has dominated on this course but not in several years. Furthermore, if Tiger has a weakness, it is par-70 golf courses."
Ok, lets check the factuality of this. Yep, Tiger won four times in a row at Bay Hill, but the last was in 2003, so in Tiger Time, it has been a while since he held the trophy. And the "doesn't love par-70 courses?" Well, he's won 10 of his 13 majors on par-72 courses (tainted a little because of Augusta), one on a par-71 and just two on par-70s.
Very valid points Mr. Maginnes.