Boo Hoo. “Mr. Wonderful” is not going to be playing this week at the British Open. I couldn’t be more excited to hear that.
I’ve written about it before, and I’m going to write about it again. Watching golf is better without Tiger Woods. Sure, Tiger brings in ratings, which leads to sponsors, which leads to more money. That’s all great. But when I turn on a tournament, I’d like to watch some of the other 100 players in the tournament as well.
When Tiger burst onto the scene professionally in August of 1996, I was a big fan. I was 16 years old and was starting to become a pretty good amateur golfer. Tiger was everywhere. Tiger used the same clubs and balls (Titleist) I did, and he showed emotion on the course just like I did. Tiger Woods was cool. Golf was cool.