Thursday, August 27, 2009
A Fun Game With Tiger Woods' Wednesday Press Conference ...
Here is a fun game we're going to play on this fine Thursday morning. Count all the times Tiger Woods uses the word "interesting" in his press conference. Got your pin and paper ready? Okay, lets do it!
Q. What did you think of the golf course?
TIGER WOODS: It's interesting. (Laughter).
Q. In a good way?
TIGER WOODS: It's interesting.
Q. Do you think when you have a situation where so many points, FedExCup points are at stake in these last three events that you can't really afford to take a week off anymore?
TIGER WOODS: You can't, unless you go ahead and really win. The points structure is different, no doubt, and on top of that, you're playing for a position in THE TOUR Championship, which is different. It's not cumulative. So that's a bit of a change from the last time I played. I haven't played under this system, so I guess no one else has, either. It will be interesting to see how that works going into THE TOUR Championship.
Q. How would you like to see it?
TIGER WOODS: I think it's just interesting. You keep resetting. The entire year, you work hard, say you won 25 tournaments this year, it doesn't really matter. You come here, you don't play well, you're not getting in THE TOUR Championship.
It is different. You want to put more weight at the end of the season which they are trying to do, trying to make it a little more interesting. They have changed the system twice and now it's the third time changing. Hopefully this will work. We'll see what happens.
Q. Do you think it's fair if you could win the next three weeks and not win the FedExCup with eight wins this year?
TIGER WOODS: It could happen.
Q. It could very well happen?
TIGER WOODS: It could very well happen, no doubt. Guys who haven't won a tournament all year could win the FedExCup.
It is quite interesting how it could work out that way.
I'm assuming we can all agree that half the "interestings" are really just code for "I hate this golf course," and "the FedEx Cup is stupid." Tiger sure does have a way with words. How many did you count?