27. September 2011 00:49
I used to like watching Tiger Woods win golf tournaments. I wanted him to recover from the events of recent years. I wanted to see him win again. My enthusiasm is starting to wane. I’m getting bored of it all.
Every morning I begin my day with a click through my emails, then I visit the BBC News website followed by BBC Sport with the ultimate destination of the Golf section. It’s a routine. When it comes to the sport and golf sections, I know what I’m going to read about, it’s the same headlines I checked before I went to bed. This morning I was surprised. Then I wasn’t. Finally, I was annoyed enough to write this blog.
Yesterday, I watched Europe win the Solheim Cup in dramatic fashion. Last night I watched Bill Haas win $11.4m in a dramatic playoff that saw him flop the ball to 2 feet from the water. Look at the BBC Golf homepage below.
I just don’t care anymore. Tiger did what? He’s taken someone else’s caddy? I don’t care. Come back to me when he’s playing some good golf. Is it not time golf took centre stage and Woods was at least relegated to the ‘in other news’ section?
Golf has had a great year without Tiger and there’s some incredible talent out there at the moment. Let’s shout about that.