For those of you who know me, this isn’t exactly a news flash. But I’m really over Tiger — and the coverage of all things Tiger — right now.
In case you haven’t heard, Tiger Woods is playing this week on the PGA Tour. He’s wearing different shoes. He has a new and likely interim caddy.
I guess it has been pretty hard to miss that.
The coverage of Woods has always been pretty breathless. But it seems even more extreme at this point. This isn’t the case with all reporters and all outlets, but there seems to be many, many outlets that are openly rooting for Tiger to start playing well.
While Tiger is clearly the best player of my generation, he has become just another guy on tour of late. He hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since mid-September 2009.
Despite the fact that he hasn’t played since WD’ing from the Players in May, there are stories about whether he can win this week. My thoughts: How can a guy who hasn’t played and has barely practiced really be considered a strong contender or a favorite? To me that is disrespectful to the rest of the guys in the field. Those guys are damn good and it isn’t like there’s a huge chasm between Woods and the rest of the world.
So get back to me when he actually does something.