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Postby Inukchuk » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:08 pm

I just read this article by Rick Reilly on ESPN. He bashes Tiger's angry outbursts and insists it's not the PGA way. Now, I'm not a Tiger fan. His overexposure really irks me. But even I found Reilly to be wrong in chastising Tiger's attitude. In my opinion, he is the best golfer ever to strap on cleats, and it's his competitiveness that has gotten him to where he is. To ask him to simply turn this off is ridiculous in my opinion, especially when this type of emotion is commonplace in other sports.

Rick Reilly wrote:Golf is a gentlemen's game. Stomping and swearing and carrying on like a Beverly Hills tennis brat might fly in the NBA or in baseball or in football, where less is expected, but golf demands manners. It's your honor. Is my mark in your way? No, I had 6, not 5. Golfers call penalties on themselves. We are our own police. Tiger, police yourself.

Tiger does a boatload of work for kids. He raises millions for his Tiger Woods Learning Center, which has helped teach thousands. But teaching goes the wrong way, too. Tiger is teaching them that if he can be a hissy hothead on the course, they can, too.

I remember Tiger's dad, Earl, telling a story. One day, when Tiger was just a kid, he was throwing his clubs around in a fuming fit when his dad said something like "Tiger, golf is supposed to be fun." And Tiger said, "Daddy, I want to win. That's how I have fun."

Well, it's not fun to watch.


I'm very curious to hear whether or not you guys agree with Reilly. Feelings toward Tiger aside, is it wrong to express negative emotion so vehemently on the golf course? Should he be held to a higher standard?
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Postby bigken117 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:17 pm

I saw the article on the front page but didn't read it. I don't read Reilly, I think he's an arrogant *mule*...but I also thought the article would be a joke.

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Postby knapplc » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:38 pm

Rick Reilly. There you go. ;-7
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:12 am

I disagree with almost every single point he makes in that article.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:53 am

tiger woods is the man
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Postby AussieDodger » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:57 am

Passionate players FTW
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