Go get'em Tiger...

Steel Cranium

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Unsportsmanlike Tiger???

Last June, Nike stablemate Lebron James took some hits from national media for being unsportsmanlike - immediately leaving the court after his loss and skipping the media interviews.

Flash forward to this evening... Tiger is soundly beaten head to head after having a lead going into the final day of a major for the first time. After the last putt, it was just a little handshake to Yang and immediately leaving the course - skipping his typical interview with CBS after the match. Should Tiger receive the same wrath as Lebron?

The golf telecasts are centered around tiger, so he should provide a little review after the match - good or bad. How hard could it have been?

"Yang had a big shot late in the round to eagle the par 4 to take the lead... I hit my shots well but the putter wasn't quite there. Congratulations to Mr. Yang and the big opportunity to make golf more popular in his homeland..."

Instead, he cuts out without a comment. The coverage is definitely centered around Tiger. Fridays TNT coverage left the air after Tiger finished the 18th with other golfers still on the course (Lee Westwood was only a few shots back on the 17th). The other thing that was odd was the final putt today. If Tiger was in the winning position, Yang would have finished his putting to clear the area for Tiger to sink the winning putt. Today, Tiger waits for Yang to putt out before trying his putt. Tiger's ball was only a few inches further than Yang's - why not ask to finish out to give Mr. Yang is well deserved last putt of the tournament?
 

Jon

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This is huge!! This is Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson huge! USA Hockey beating Russia huge! This guy came out of NOWHERE to beat the #1 Golfer in the world in a major.
 

semipenguin

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Should Tiger receive the same wrath as Lebron?

No. Neither should have LaBron. This is pro sports, not Pop Warner or Little League. This is war. Show me a good loser & I'll show you a loser :shock:

This is huge!! This is Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson huge!

I remember that fight. I had just gotten back from a year in Okinawa. If I remember right, the fight was on HBO & was in Japan. There was no fanfare. No pay-per-view. It was supposed to be a Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma'am fight.

Jason Smith on ESPN's All Night is saying the same thing, but I don't think so.

I see it more like the 2001 Yankees v. Diamondbacks. The Yankees were in it all the way until the end, but let it slip away :worried:

Tyson was never in that fight since the moment he stept in that ring :shock:
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AJ_II

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Last June, Nike stablemate Lebron James took some hits from national media for being unsportsmanlike - immediately leaving the court after his loss and skipping the media interviews.

Flash forward to this evening... Tiger is soundly beaten head to head after having a lead going into the final day of a major for the first time. After the last putt, it was just a little handshake to Yang and immediately leaving the course - skipping his typical interview with CBS after the match. Should Tiger receive the same wrath as Lebron?

The golf telecasts are centered around tiger, so he should provide a little review after the match - good or bad. How hard could it have been?

"Yang had a big shot late in the round to eagle the par 4 to take the lead... I hit my shots well but the putter wasn't quite there. Congratulations to Mr. Yang and the big opportunity to make golf more popular in his homeland..."

Instead, he cuts out without a comment. The coverage is definitely centered around Tiger. Fridays TNT coverage left the air after Tiger finished the 18th with other golfers still on the course (Lee Westwood was only a few shots back on the 17th). The other thing that was odd was the final putt today. If Tiger was in the winning position, Yang would have finished his putting to clear the area for Tiger to sink the winning putt. Today, Tiger waits for Yang to putt out before trying his putt. Tiger's ball was only a few inches further than Yang's - why not ask to finish out to give Mr. Yang is well deserved last putt of the tournament?

Sounds like you're trying to make something out of nothing here. Let me guess, you're not a Tiger fan?

You said it yourself, he shook Yang's hand and congratulated him. What more would you have Tiger do, throw Yang a party right there on the 18th green? Perhaps pop some champagne?

As for him not talking with CBS directly after losing, I think that's understandable, don't you? The guy just lost a major on the 18th hole, let him regroup for a minute. Did you see Dwight Howard talk to ABC on the court right after the final game? What about Kurt Warner...did he do an interview on the field right after losing? Tiger did a post-round press conference, I think that's fine.


This is huge!! USA Hockey beating Russia huge!

Let's not go crazy now...
 

goreds2

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Tiger Woods Earned $10.5 Million in PGA Tour Purses This Season - Bloomberg.com

Tiger Woods Earned $10.5 Million in PGA Tour Purses This Season

By Vince Golle

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods earned $10.5 million in tournament purses on the U.S. PGA Tour this year, his third-best season since turning professional in 1996.

Woods, who entered 2009 following reconstructive knee surgery, won six tournaments and finished in the top 10 in 14 of 17 events, including three of four in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He topped the PGA Tour money list for the ninth season, this time without winning one of golf’s four majors.

“The whole year was an unknown,†Woods said yesterday after finishing second to Phil Mickelson at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. “I didn’t know how the knee would respond. To play as well as I have the entire year is something I’m very proud of.â€

The 33-year-old Woods has earned $92.9 million during his career and another $20 million in bonus money for twice winning the FedEx Cup. Yesterday’s second-place finish at the U.S. PGA Tour’s finale allowed him to win the FedEx Cup title for the second time in three years.

Vijay Singh is second on the career earnings list with almost $62 million in prize money. He made a $10 million bonus in 2008 by winning the FedEx Cup when Woods cut his season short to have surgery on his knee. Mickelson is third in career earnings with $55.9 million.

Woods won $10.9 million in purses in 2007 and $10.6 million in 2005.

Following are the PGA Tour’s money leaders for 2009 through the Tour Championship.



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This Wk Last Wk Player Events Money
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1 1 Tiger Woods 17 $10,508,163
2 2 Steve Stricker 22 $6,332,636
3 5 Phil Mickelson 18 $5,332,755
4 3 Zach Johnson 25 $4,583,213
5 4 Kenny Perry 24 $4,445,562
6 6 Sean O’Hair 23 $4,316,493
7 7 Geoff Ogilvy 20 $3,866,270
8 8 Jim Furyk 22 $3,761,715
9 9 Lucas Glover 26 $3,692,580
 

mghtx

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So Woods is the first billionaire athlete and Paul McCartney is the first billionaire musician.

Of course "billion" is the new "million" in todays money so it's no big deal. :rolleyes:
 

hyson

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So Woods is the first billionaire athlete and Paul McCartney is the first billionaire musician.

Of course "billion" is the new "million" in todays money so it's no big deal. :rolleyes:

Woods is so damn marketable, it's unbelieveable.