It was the joke that went too far. Before Sergio Garcia’s racial comment, the media battle between Tiger Woods and Garcia was almost comical. They were going back and forth taking shots at each other. Woods called Garcia a whiner and Garcia responded by telling the media, “That’s probably right,” and he went on to say “It’s also probably the first thing he’s (Woods) told you guys that’s true in 15 years. I know what he is like. You guys are finding out.” Now while those comments were a little harsh, it still remained a silly argument.
That all changed when Garcia made one comment. At the European Tour Awards dinner Garcia was asked if he would be inviting Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. Garcia’s response went too far. Garcia said, “We will have him round every night. We will serve fried chicken.” For those of you that do not know, eating chicken or fried chicken is a racial stereotype put on African Americans.
The response by Garcia was too much and completely unnecessary. The feud was fun and good for golf. It gave people something to watch at the next tournament to see if there will be any words exchanged between the two. Now, all that potential expansion of the sport is gone because of a racial comment. To make things worse, he gave a “sorry/not sorry” comment the next day by pulling a, I’m sorry if I offended anybody line. Really? Do the sport of golf a favor and respect the game and one of it’s most elite players.
Sergio, as a man, it is acceptable to admit you are wrong for something and in this situation you were totally wrong and out of line. You pretended you didn’t know what you were saying and tried to displace the blame instead of taking on all responsibility for the comment. Due to your actions and now being placed in a “racist” category in sports, expect to lose respect in the game of golf and in life.
Adam Scott is the newest Masters champion, winning in a playoff over Angel Cabrera in the 77th Masters to become the first Australian born player to capture the green jacket.
And from the looks of my Twitter feed, Scott has not only made the country of Australia happy, but women all over the world.
Scott shot a three-under 69 on Sunday, finished with a nine-under score for the tournament and added a birdie on No. 10 in the second playoff hold to cap an epic finish between the two golfers who refused to lose all week at Augusta National Golf Club.
“It’s just an amazing feeling,” Scott said in Butler Cabin, just before Bubba Watson helped him into the green jacket. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, you read the title of this article correctly. Bubba Watson not only has the original “General Lee” from the hit TV show, Dukes Of Hazzard, but he also now has a damn hovercraft golf cart.
I’m glad to see that Bubba is having a great time spending his money. In his career, Bubba has earned just over $17 million. Let’s hope he’s not sliding down the slippery slope that so many athletes have before.
But anyhow, check out this video of his new toy and just salivate.
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We love it when readers send us links or emails about interesting things they would like us to write about or include in a future article. On Tuesday, 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson, tweeted out the menu for the Masters Champions Dinner. As a tradition, the defending champion gets to pick the menu. It’s just another cool thing you may not have known about the Masters.
Nothing really extravagant on the menu. Just grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and mac n’ cheese. Some good ol’ American classics. But apparently Nick Faldo had a problem with it…
Want to know what Faldo had at his dinner? Maybe you’ll respond to Faldo’s tweet after you see.
We received an email from a reader named Roger who said he created this absolutely fantastic infographic about the Masters Champions Dinner.
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Charl Schwartzel, right, helps Bubba Watson put on the green jacket after winning the Masters on Sunday. Photo taken by Chris O’Meara/AP Photos
If you’re an avid golfer like myself, then you know that starting Thursday is the Masters from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Definitely one of the coolest traditions at the Masters is the Champions dinner. A chance for past winners of the first major of the year to come together share a few laughs and enjoy some great food.
Once Watson posted the signed dinner menu on Twitter, my timeline exploded. People were bashing the champ on his dinner choice. Guess these individuals forgot what he said last year when the green jacket was placed on him. Watson mentioned he would serve Waffle House at the dinner. Yes the same place that serves the scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns.
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I am not a huge golf fan. I mean, I check in now and then to see how everyone is doing, and I usually know who has won the recent majors, but I am by no means a big time golf nut. But, when I heard about this story, I had to know more.
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Reportedly dating since November, Tiger Woods and former Olympic gold medalist skier, Lindsey Vonn are now “Facebook” official. Thank god! After all this time, we needed a real conformation.
Today, Tiger posted a fantastically unnecessary Facebook update to let us all in on the widely known secret: Read the rest of this entry »
Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan are back at it again in “2.Oh”
Last June, in one of the best, and surely most surprising athlete YouTube videos of all time, the “Golf Boys” brought us “Oh Oh Oh”. The video was sponsored by Farmers Insurance and for every 100k views, they were going to donate $1k to charity. The foursome of Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan took “boy band” and “PGA Tour Professional”, to another level.
Never in a million years did I think this cast of characters would ever make a video like this. But luckily for us, they are back with their second installment. ”2.Oh”. Video after the jump Read the rest of this entry »
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and their families.
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Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It’s time to celebrate one of America’s greatest holidays. Here at TSB, Hook and I have a few things that we would like to share with you that we are thankful for on this wonderful day. Read the rest of this entry »
John Daly is one of the few pro athletes on Twitter worth following.
When I first got on Twitter about two and a half years ago, I tried to follow every athlete imaginable. Of course I thought it would be awesome to see what my favorite people in sports had to say, and hopefully interact with them. I quickly figured out that following pro athletes is just dumb. They rarely ever have anything interesting to say or they are just sending out links to something they are sponsoring. But there is one athlete I have kept following… Read the rest of this entry »