If Tiger Woods wins the Masters on Sunday after all the damage he's done to golf, I plan to rob a bank on Monday; maybe then I'll win a Pulitzer Prize.I dunno Tommy, has the thought crossed YOUR mind that since golf is an individual sport of skill where the score is the judge, that if Tiger plays the best at this tournament and posts the lowest score, winning the tournament, that it has nothing to do with his personal life? "After all the damage Woods has done to golf"? Really?
Sin big and win big. Why don't most of us ever think of that strategy? This week, within a minute, Woods talked about the "horrible" things he's done and how he thinks he can win the Masters. Has the thought crossed his mind that he doesn't deserve to win?
What about all the damage this idiocy is doing to journalism with this insipid crap? Tiger doesn't deserve to win the Masters because he cheated on his wife? I'm certainly not condoning his cheating, but it has nothing to do with his golf game. He's a professional golfer. He goes to golf tournaments to play and win. He probably won't win this weekend. Odds are pretty good the rusty Woods will not win, in fact. But if he does, and he wins fairly as an athlete in competition with other athletes, then he wins.
We know that bad things happen to good people. We cope with it. But when great things happen to people who have acted badly, especially if the bonanza comes fast and arrives ringed with robes of glory, don't we have to draw the line? I'm forgiving, but my brain hasn't turned into pimento cheese. If Woods has a tap-in to win the Masters, I hope his conscience helps him yip it and lip it. Win any other week. But not here. Not now.Bullshit. If Tiger's playing to lose, he should quit the game and not come back until he's ready to win. He's ready to win. Let him play, and play to win.