Has there ever been more prime time television spent on an athlete in freefall than Tiger Woods?
Woods arrived at Chambers Bay and was somewhat truculent when asked by the media masses if he could contend again in a major. His first round of ten over par 80 was documented stroke by stroke on FOX television and included not one but three at length conversations during the broadcast about what is wrong with Tiger Woods.
Let me help you. Tiger sucks…move on.
From his back to his knee to his glutes not firing, Woods has more excuses than a dead horse has flies. We get it. He was the best golfer of his era. His era is over, move it along to golfers that are actually doing well.
Fox lead analyst Greg Norman was actually snickering at one point when discussing Woods on the course. On the 18th hole, Woods actually topped his second shot and was given the Bronx Cheer by the thousands in attendance on the hole.
They all get it…we all know it. Why does Tiger get the coverage he does? It’s an easy answer; it’s for the ratings. No one wants to miss a shot Tiger makes because there is a belief out there that his next shot will be the one that helps him turn the corner, or will sink him further in to the abyss. They cover Woods like a blanket because never in the history of sports has a sports star so prolific fallen off the cliff the way that Woods has.
But this is like watching Wile Coyote getting hit by the train over and over again. It’s funny the first couple of times, but not the hundredth.
It’s time for the media to move along. My next comment on Woods will be when he retires…hopefully that is sooner rather than later.