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GIVE THAT OTHER GUY HIS GREEN JACKET AND LET'S GET BACK TO TALKING ABOUT TIGER!

by E. Spencer Kyte, Bugs and Cranks

All these media outlets do know that Tiger is in fifth right?

There is this guy named Trevor Immelman leading at Augusta, has been near the top of the board since day one. He's 11-under heading into today...

Yet all you hear, see and read is how this Tiger's tournament. It's ridiculous.

Let's make sure we're on the same page here first: There is no golfer in the world remotely as good as Tiger Woods. He is the Best Golfer on Planet Earth and could very well end up donning his fifth green jacket by the time all is said and done today.

That being said, how about giving the guys who are in front of Tiger a little respect?

Saying he has a chance is one thing; making him the lead image and pretty much sole story being reported out of Augusta, GA is awful in my opinion.

ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski has pretty much handed Tiger the tournament.

Gary Van Sickle files a very similar Tiger slurping article for CNN/SI/Golf that at least mentions Trevor Immelman as the leader. It's follwed by the words, "but a fifth green jacket is in reach." But at least they mentioned Immelman in the headline.

Why the animosity towards the Tiger Trumpeters?

Q: How many majors has Tiger won from behind on the final day?
A: Zero.

Doesn't mean that he couldn't and won't, but didn't we learn anything from this time last year when everyone was waiting for Zach Johnson to crumble under the weight of Woods?

Remind me who slipped into the Green Jacket last year. Right...

Same goes for the U.S. Open when poor Angel Cabrera would fall to the mighty...

As great as he is - and Greg Norman's collapse in '96 aside - coming back from six down is pretty damn tough. Hypothetically speaking, Tiger needs a 66 and Immelman to shot an even par 72 just to force a playoff.

Yesterday's 68 was Tiger's best round. Immelman hasn't shot above 70 yet this week and that's not taking into consideration the other three guys (Brandt Snedeker, Steve Flesch and Paul Casey) between Tiger and the leader. Does everyone really believe all four of these guys are lambs being led to the Sunday slaughter at Augusta National?

All I'm saying is this:

Why not let the boys go out and swing the sticks before letting Tiger slip into another green jacket? And while we're at it, give the guys who are actually leading this thing a little face time too.

BREAKING NEWS: Tiger Woods just drank a sip of Orange Juice... Tropicana, No Pulp.

1 comment(s):

More Credible said...

Man, I've been saying this for years (atleast to my friends). But I never really put a post about it. Good work my man!


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