Monday, August 17, 2009

John's Monday Washington Post Article...

Here is my column for the Washington Post today......


The next eight months will not be a lot of fun for Tiger Woods. Until the Masters next April, he is going to be subjected to questions about his failure to win a major championship in 2009. Every time he turns on the Golf Channel -- which he does a lot -- he's going to see some kind of panel wondering if he's lost a little bit of his edge because of fatherhood and knee troubles. His swing and his putting stroke will be replayed in super slow motion about a zillion times.

Nothing's Wrong With Tiger; Everything's Fine With Golf

1 comment:

Vince Spence said...

John, John, John. Did you miss the 'compare apples and oranges' course at Duke? Tiger has 14 majors. Jack won his 14th major at the PGA in 1975 and his first at the U.S. Open in 1962. During that period, Arnold Palmer won one major, the 1964 Masters. Tom Watson won one major, his 1975 victory in THE OPEN at Carnoustie. Trevino had six majors, so these three totaled EIGHT majors during the period in question - not thirty-five or ninety-eight, whatever YOU wrote. You were correct about the twelve majors by Tiger's contemporaries. Also, in between Jack's 14 majors, only five golfers had two or more majors. Nine current golfers had two or majors since Tiger won the Masters in 1997. I could tell you how many golfers only won one major during both time periods, but I think you get the idea. (Tiger only 16, Jack - 22)

I guess Katharine did not insist on research from her sports reporters either.