Skip to comments.Tom Watson Says Tiger Woods Needs to Stop Swearing and Throwing Clubs in Public - Video 1/29/10
Posted on 01/29/2010 2:10:41 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of a news interview that golfing legend Tom Watson did where he was asked to comment on Tiger Woods and the controversy swirling around him.
Watson is asked about Woods, and said he thinks he will "probably be back sometime this year after he gets his personal life in order." Watson offered some frank and mature advice to Tiger Woods about his on and off the course behavior:
It's bad for our game. It's something he needs to get control of and a handle on and make some amends and show some humility to the public when he comes back.Watson was then asked what advice he would give Woods when he comes back:
"His swearing and his club throwing, that should end. That's not part of what we want to project as far as the professional golf tour is concerned."Amen to Tom Watson. . . . (VIDEO)
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Finally, someone has the courage to say what should have been said a decade ago. You can look the other way when a teenager throws a tantrum on a golf course, but not a 30 year-old professional. His outbursts were/are ridiculous.
Closest I come to golfing is skeet shooting which also relies on the consistent calm application of technique. I can’t imagine that tantrums improve your game.
Given his upbringing, I think Tiger to some extent hates golf but can’t walk away either as so much of his identity is based on it.
All wild speculation on my part.
“His outbursts were/are ridiculous.”
Amen to that...
I don’t know I kinda like watching someone making an ass out of himself in a tournament. Breaks up the monotony.
That whole generation of golfers (Watson, Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, etc.) really made the sport what it is today. Tiger and others may have been the ones responsible for golf’s surge in popularity, but without those other men the sport would be a sliver of what it is today.
You wouldn't think, would you? But, he certainly has them. I laugh when I hear a commentator or sports journalist talk about Tiger's "Zen-like" ability to focus. Tiger's a lot of things, but Zen isn't one of them. I have seen him - in person - lose him mind when he hits a bad shot. It's amazing how well the networks to do bury the broadcasting of them.
LOL. I can just see after a miss slamming your $3K over and under on the ground.
Seems to me Tom's opening up himself for criticism unnecessarily.
.... seems like they’re protecting Buddhism, the third ROP.
Tiger broke virtually every record in professional golf starting when he was what - 20? 21? Up until then, his life was nothing but golf. Nothing else. So he’s never had anything else to fall back on for his self-worth, except not only winning, but besting everyone, all the time.
For awhile, about five years actually, he amazed the world, breaking records over and over and over again. But he’s human, and he peaked, and he had to start dealing with that. But the only place he had to deal with it was within the realm of golf, in the public eye. Imagine all of your personal development exposed like that, to the world, under constant pressure to perform as the best in the world, with hundreds of millions in endorsements on the line, every day. Frankly, I’m surprised he hasn’t cracked up before this.
And while I’m also not not surprised about the intensity of the scorn he’s received, it’s still disappointing to see. People make gods out of other people when they see excellence in them, and then when they fall from grace and are revealed to be merely human, deliver a bloody execution they would never think of deserving themselves. The unforgiving rightiousness is pathetic.
If Bill Murray wants to dance, he should go to a disco.
Fortunately, I know it’s NEVER the gun when I miss. I’ve seen some shooters that do get upset when they miss (no gun throwers, they’d get kicked off the range) and I can’t figure why you’d spend so much time and money on a sport that ticks you off.
Tiger Woods has broken and thrown more golf clubs on tour events than ALL other golfers combined. It just doesn’t gets reported. Woods is the John McEnroe of golf, you just are not made aware of this for obvious reasons.
I'm not commenting on his personal off-course foibles. I'm commenting about his on-course, expletive filled tirades. The PGA Tour isn't the NBA where thuggish and boorish behavior is welcomed and celebrated. If that makes golf or me a snob, then I'm a snob. Golf is suppose to be a game of gentleman and for gentleman. Keep the "in da hood" vernacular "in da hood" and off the course.
At least he's just a golfer.
Look at the considerably more problematic monster the media created with their selective coverage of Obama.
They could have easily nipped it in the bud by doing their Constitutionally charged job.
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