Thank heavens Tiger Woods' fraud of a streak is finally, mercifully "officially" over
Tiger Woods is clearly the greatest golfer of all time. His supposed winning streak is also clearly the most egregious fraud in the history of sports streaks.
Nick O’Hern did everyone in a golf a favor - including Woods and especially PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem who trumpeted this travesty streak - when he beat Tiger on the second playoff hole of the Match Play Championship in Tucson.
So Woods’ “PGA Tour events winning streak” ends before it reaches eight. Of course, anyone who knows anything about sports understands it ended months ago. To have a winning streak, you actually cannot lose. Coming up with excuses on why certain events you lost don’t count - in another country, not an official PGA Tour event - is the stuff of desperate rationalizers.
It’s certainly far beneath Tiger. It’s something more suited for a hype machine creation like Michelle Wie.
Tiger’s ridiculous “streak” stood as the equivalent of a baseball player being credited with getting a hit on 56 consecutive Saturdays. Forget the rest of the week. Move over Joe DiMaggio!
Tiger may not realize it, but the golf gods were with him when he missed that four-foot putt that would have put away O’Hern. Tiger doesn’t need to be talking about failing to fix a ball mark either.
He should just be happy, overjoyed that this sham of a streak is off his resume.
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Don't be surprised if the sports media come up with a new tack, something like "that was a match play event, Woods still has a streak going in medal play."
Anything to stir up controversy. On a local news channel yesterday, a sportecaster said that "Woods failed in his latest attempt to re-write the record books." What?
Someone should tell all such folks that although Woods is a star of the first magnitude and the gutsiest "grinder" out there, he holds no "records" on the PGA tour. He may well set a few before he hangs them up, but he still has a long way to go
That's what I was thinking.. and it's true. But Byron's real achievement was not of winning 11 PGA Tour medal play tournaments in a row, but of winning 11 consecutive tournaments of any type, any tour, no gaps. You know this, of course. However, in this sense, Tiger is still in the game.. but is it really the same? Nahh.
Tiger has, in my opinion, even shown embarassment when asked about his half-assed 'streak.' I think his greatest fear is that the uneducated golf fan will believe that he has in fact overturned Nelson's streak (this is assuming that he were to win his next four medal tournaments).
I haven't noticed anybody posting here saying anything derogatory about Woods or his string of seven PGA wins. Quite to the contrary, as a matter of fact.
Chris, myself and others are merely commenting on the incessant hyping of a dubious potential "record."
As a further example of this hyping, the Golf Channel announcers have repeatedly trumpeted how Nick O'Hern ended Woods' quest for the record.
They seem to think that it was inevitable that Tiger would have won his next three matches in the Accenture, as well as his next FIVE PGA events for 12 in a row.
As RonMon has said, it is impossible to compare acrross the years and generations. Woods doesn't need any crowing about faux records. But don't expect the sports media to back off on this sort of thing.
---"maybe you're just criticizing the media---"
Now you've got it!
Another thing - I forgot Tiger's streak included the Target World Challenge.. this isn't an official event.
I have no doubt Tiger is the best player of all time (he is the best by a LARGE MARGIN right now), and that he WILL beat the most important record of them all - Jack's 18 major victories.
Oh yeah, and Oliver Sudden.. I think you'd have to be pretty stupid to try and degrade a U.S. Open win.
I don't know why I bother, but once more and for the final time, no one here is finding fault with Woods, his game or his good works and charity.
The only complaint here is how the sport media had cooked up a story on a faux "streak." Woods doesn't need any ersatz streaks to cement his position. His play speaks for itself.
And Ray J., a helpful hint: Try proofreading your posts. Improved spelling, grammar, and usage would make your furure posts more understandable.
You lost me there, pal.
To what exactly are you referring?
you're definately the biggest fool of all time.
You are obviously one of those people that hates for
no particular reason... except that someone is better
than you are at a particular endeaver.
Hate is synonomous with fear...what are you so afraid of?
Whatever happened to your spell check?
Pal, I don't hate anybody.
Where you arrived at that notion is a mystery to me.
I am moderately afraid that you might teach your children your version of the English language.
where's your old buddy smalls? you guys still stroking each other's putters?
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