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'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Posted on: August 19, 2010 9:02 am
Edited on: August 19, 2010 11:59 am
For those who thought I had been tough on Tiger Woods about his long-term playing prognosis, well, the gloves are off.

In a brutally cold analysis of his future, New York Magazine has bluntly asserted that Woods not only will not break the record for most major championships, he won't win another major, period. Read it here.

Sad to say for Woods, but it's hard to greatly dispute any of the author's central points. And the guy didn't even address the fact that Woods seems set on tearing up his swing again, which could cause another year of transitional issues (see: Butch Harmon, Hank Haney) on the course.

Category: Golf

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2010 11:14 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

How true coming from a 70 year old golf entusiasts. Yes unfortunately even good supportive wives can at times get a great sports figure off his game, not meaning too of course.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2010 4:42 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Already interest in golf is waning going by latest stats so Tiger we need you back.
First of all interest isn't waning at all, regardless of the crap people print out there.  Golf is still a very popular sport and one person (Tiger) isn't going to take the game down if he disappears.  Some of you people truly don't understand marketing aren't all which isn't a surprise considering some of the crap people type on these boards.

People think that the more people watching and following golf the more advertisers and sponsors pay... this is not true at all.   Sponsors target GOLF fans, not Tiger fans...they target people that love the game, watch the game, attend when possible and of course in most cases play the game and PURCHASE THEIR PRODUCTS....anybody that only watches because Tiger is on isn't a true fan of the game and very rarely is a serious player.... very unlikely to purchase anything because they have proven the only thing they are paying attention to is Tiger Woods.. not the game, sponsors, etc.

So if you think golf is going to die because Tiger quits one day, you're 100 percent wrong.  Ratings could drop 10, 15, 25, even 30 plus percent in the long run and you would see purses virtually unaffected.  And then one day another kid comes up or another good pga story line and another group of pretenders starts watching..

Either way, sponsors don't care about those kind of people.  They pay Tiger Woods in some cases to sell their products to GOLF fans, not Tiger fans... Tiger fans are a very tiny percentage of golf fans....

Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2010 10:11 am

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Tiger did a lot to make people hate him..I could not stand him before and cant stand him now.  People should be all over this clown..its about time.  It all fine and dandy when this Jerk was winning and having Tiger this and Tiger that shoved down our throats.  Everybody should kick this clown when he down, keep him where he belongs.  I hope he never wins a major again, we dont want this no class clown/baby on the course to beat Nicklaus..Keep up the good work ELLING!!

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2010 2:30 am

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Its a little premature to write Tiger off. Must give the guy another year for a comeback. Shows he is human but I think we are being way to hasty in passing judgements on the greatest golfing talent ever. Lousy personal life choices but still has been the dominant golfer for over a decade. The return of Tiger will be a great booster for PGA golf. Already interest in golf is waning going by latest stats so Tiger we need you back.

Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2010 9:56 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Well, only time will tell if Tiger will regain some of the magic and the form that made him a major champion.  He had a very late start this year and if he can get his past behind him, that will bid him well. But like Jack said, Those majors are much harder to win when you get older.  He's still loaded with talent. Wait and see for sure, but he's not dead by any stretch.

Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2010 8:33 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Wow, if this is coming from that prestigious sports magazine, "New York Magazine" well, gosh it must be the fact!  Good job, Mr. Elling, way to dig up something so credible.  I am going to e-mail Doyell because "Highlights" magazine thinks the Dolphins are Super Bowl contenders because they have cool uniforms.  C'mon Elling.  If you think Tiger is finished, grow a pair and YOU write that.  A good journalist does not hide behind B.S.  Any street corner philosopher could tell you that a golfer tends not to win as much when he/she approaches 35.  Tiger will get the record, and I really don't think at this point he gives a crap if he has some group hug when he hits 19.  And seriously, the general public is very forgiving to its sports heroes.  As for the real Tiger haters, they hated him all along and were hating him back in '96 when he hit the tour.  What a joke of an article.

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2010 3:21 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

Elling, as usual, in your Tiger hating ways (because he didn't come right to you and give you an exclusive, not for any valid reason) you portray yourself as an idiot. Frankly its getting old. So what if he never wins again. Do you think he is going to stop playing entirely. I mean who is the next best golfer,Lefty with what 4 majors, come on Tiger has won in an era so different tan JN did that it is a cataclysmic event already. I'm not happy about Tigers private life, but you know what, I ain't all that fired up about mine and I am sure if I turned the media nozzle on your backside, I'd get alot of pretty interesting treats that from what I can tell almost everyone reading your article would love to hear about. Who cares. With Tiger the world watches golf. Without him, you might as well as be playing Bocci bal. Elling you have a blog and a job because of Tiger. What he does in the future is up to him. I can see it already, when he retires, your article will be all about the disappointment of not achieving something great. CBS ought to fire you. You are lame.

Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2010 6:28 am

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

What never ceases to amaze me is how people like you talk out of both sides of their mouth.  You don't condone what he did...and then you condone it by providing excuses for his behavior.  I hope you don't have children.

Sorry, but I definitely could and would pass a background check...and no, my money has never led me to have any inclinations to cheat on my wife.  Do I have Tiger Woods money...nope.  But I have plenty...and my wife and I are happy TOGETHER.
Do people cheat on their wives?  Yep...every day...regardless of how much money the man or woman has.  The fact that you can justify his behavior based on his wealthiness is somewhat disturbing.
You might as well say, "How can his wife be upset?  It's not his fault he's rich.  How can you expect him to continue to carry himself like a decent person?  That's just terrible.  That wife of his is just ungrateful." 

Sorry...can't get on board with that. 

As for Tiger Woods' career.  I really don't care.  He's just another professional athlete who thinks (thought?) that he was above every one else, including his own family.  Either way, people are entitled to say what they want about him, and it has nothing to do with how they would act in the same situation. 
I think you missed the point. Is Tiger being held to the same standard as all other Athletes? NO, he some how deserves special treatment. MOST FAMOUS Sports, TV, etc., Stars Cheat, man or woman! However, somehow Tigers matters more. They are all SICK to me, but DESERVE the same treatment. Especially when you are talking about Golfers who are MORE Notorious for Secrets and Hatred to Women and Minorities! I guess when they didn't want their wives at the Good Old Golf Club it was because they were thinking of ways to make their wives happy, right?

GIVE ME A BREAK! Tiger is a PIG, just like the rest of the people YOU LOVE!

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2010 1:08 am

I Posted It Here Last December

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sp;   You can go back and look at my post from last December  2009 and you can read where i said he would 1) tigger would NEVER catch Jack  2) he MIGHT win a tourney here and there but he will never own the PGA like he once did  3) No players on the PGA are scared of the Big Bad Wolf anymore. The wolf has now become the sheep. Tigger lovers get over it. Find you someone else to cheer for. The game of golf is 90% between the ears. Tigger's head is a mess and daddy is not here to fix it. Yes he could have been the best player to ever live but being a jerk and thinking he owned the world destroyed him. Yes there was a time when noone and i mean noone could beat him. The only person that could destroy him was himself, and that he did.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2010 6:34 pm

'New York Magazine': Tiger is dead

i think that the latest reports are that she will receive about 100 million and the home in florida. i don't believe that tiger is completely done. he'll probably never be has dominant as he was over the last decade but surely there will be more wins. golf is such a streaky sport, the best in the world look like me and my buddies on some weekends. im confident that i could have competed againt nick watney last sunday but he was lights out the first 3 days. the same can be said of every golfer. so even though tiger isn't the golfer he once was, he is ,certainly capable of beating any field if he plays to 75 percent of what he was capable of, for 4 days straight. it will happen at some point. it wont be has frequent has it used to be but there will be flashes. if he played the same # of tournaments has most golfers, he would probaly be in the top 5 on the earnings list. the majors record may be safe but to say that tiger is dead really makes me question the authors rational and intellect.

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