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Was Tiger really hurt?
Posted May 10, 2010 at 05:22 pm 5 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

The Sports media has been going crazy ever since Tiger Woods withdrew from the 7th hole Sunday at The Players Championship. To the point we really don’t even care about Tim Clark even winning the tournament.

Was he really hurt? I believe so, but why couldn’t he get through this injury like another injury we all remember 2 years ago at the U.S. Open that gave us and the rest of the golfing world something to talk about for years? Was it because of his performance? Was it because of something of the course we don’t even know about yet?

Please tell me your thoughts…

 

Stephen Bethea aka "Dr. Smack" – Rivalry Rage, Inc.

5 Comments
 
Katie Bauguss Says:
May 11th, 2010 at 08:53 am
nah, i think he was just faking the whole thing so he'd have an excuse as to why he was playing so horribly, and also to avoid all the boos and jeers he'd been getting.
 
Stephen Bethea Says:
May 11th, 2010 at 01:12 pm
If Tiger was affected by boos then he wouldn't be the worlds #1. That's something he's been facing since he became the greatest golfer in the game today. Tiger is getting more cheers and less boos right now than ever. It's just that most people and the media pay more attention to the boos with everything that's happened. And Tiger Woods faking it. Haha that's just funny considering he's one of the most fiercest competitors any sport has ever seen. Tiger will be back, but he will have to have a little more than 3 tournaments to do it. When he does get back, the rest of the golfing world will be right back where they were before. Fighting for 2nd place :)
 
Katie Bauguss Says:
May 11th, 2010 at 03:15 pm
he may have been the "fiercest competitors", but he's certainly not playing that way right now!! and he may eventually get back, but i won't be cheering for him. when i root for sports people, i look at their whole lives, not just their performance in their sport. because of what he did to his wife and kids, and the pouty way that he always handles himself, i won't be a fan again. same goes for any other player, in any sport. if they have bad attitudes, or are jerks, or make bad choices with their lives, i don't cheer for them. and that's that.
 
TJ Ellington Says:
May 11th, 2010 at 06:29 pm
I think Curtis Strange was right on the money, it's going to be awhile before he fully recovers from the mess he made of his personal life. I'm sure he'll recover, just not right away. Faking it? I seriously doubt it. More than ever, the course is his safehaven, the one place in his life that he can still pretty much control. To Katie's point, I think it's really hard for any of us to know about the "whole lives" of atheletes. The news of Walter Payton's "second family" didn't even surface until AFTER his career (life?) was over. We often never know, or find out well after the fact about the personal shortcomings of atheletes. The "jerk" factor, I understand & agree with, but whole lives... I just don't think we can ever know. Personally, I often treat "personal lives" the same way I treat "player salaries". If I'm a fan of the sport/player/team, I just focus on that. If I focus too much on salary, I tend to get pissy (jealous), kinda ruins the "escape' factor of sports. I realize that alot of these guys don't/won't live their lives like I do, so I kind of refrain from judgement. Breaking laws is usually my breaking point, though.
 
Larry McRae Says:
May 12th, 2010 at 05:31 pm
"refrain from judgement"...good call TJ! Many of us humans screw up and screw up bad, BUT it's not plastered all over the WORLD, literally! So really, how would we deal with the same sin, talk, judgement and constant badgering? Not well I assure you! Sure Tigers not back in his element either physically or mentally and why would we expect him to be! I'd like for him to be and wish he would've won every tournament so far just to shut everybody up!!! I don't know that it's reasonable to think he should be back that strong with everything that's happened but to think he's faking it? PLEASE! Not too many people have the physical or mental stamina to continue playing with a fractured bone and a blown knee, let alone win the game!