Monday, March 9, 2009
Tiger in the Wrong for Applying to CA Championship at the Last Minute?
Golf blogging maestro Ryan Ballengee brought up a great point over at Waggle Room about a few of the non-blogging websites dogging Tiger Woods about his last minute call to join the WGC-CA Championship.
Basically, a few of the writers at Golf.com were on Tiger about the last minute application, saying he was doing it for the wrong reasons.
Evans: Tiger has the majors mentality that I think hurts the game, overall. Who can fault Tiger when every question we ask him is about Augusta? He's selfish in not promoting events because we engender an environment for that kind of thing to fester.
I'm basically with Ryan on his assessment of this argument. You really care that Tiger took all the time he needed in making a decision on the CA Championship? What is so wrong about that? It isn't like he just showed up on Tuesday with his sticks ready to tee it up without announcing he'd be back and he sure didn't pull a Chad Campbell.
This would be the equivalent of Bill Gates being a contestant on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and taking a ton of time to answer a Microsoft question. Yeah, we all know he is going to get it right, but wouldn't you want to think it completely over before answering a huge question? (Also, that analogy works because like Gates, Tiger could decide not to play in this tournament (as in, answer quickly and get the question wrong) it wouldn't really matter to either person's bank account).
Anyway, I'm with Ryan. No point in ruffling your feathers over something that isn't a big deal. So he took a while to fill out the form? He's in the tournament, isn't he?