Tiger Woods should concede Player of the Year to Padraig Harrington
Tiger Woods needs to come out with another one of those snazzy newsletters at his website. You know the ones in which he tells us earth-shattering things - like that he’s enjoying watching the Olympics on TV.
Only in his next newsletter, Tiger should concede the Player of the Year award to Padraig Harrington. It’s time for the greatest golfer in history to let everyone know that he does not deserve Player of the Year, that Harrington is the golfer who clearly had the better 2008.
Tiger’s entire career, his entire life focus, has been based on the belief that golf is all about the majors, that those four big events every year are where true greatness is determind. By Tiger Woods’ own measuring stick, it’s impossible to conclude that he did more this year than Harrington. The Irishman’s won two majors in a single calendar year. Case closed.
Sure, Tiger had one of the most dominant starts to a PGA Tour season that we’ve ever seen. It was so dominant that the mainstream media jumped on WorldGolf.com original thinker William K. Wolfrum’s Tiger will go undefeated in ‘08 prediction with an unbridled zeal. And yes, later, Tiger did win the greatest U.S. Open ever at Torrey Pines on one battered knee, a tournament that will be talked about long, long after anyone remembers who won Player of the Year in ‘08.
But none of this changes the fact that Padraig Harrington has had a better year.
His achievements already have been unfairly discounted because he’s Padraig Harrington. Can you imagine if Tiger Woods shot 66-66 in the last two rounds of the PGA Championship like Harrington did? It’d would probably be talked about as one of the greatest PGA Championships ever too. And suddenly no one would remember those boring first two rounds of the PGA like they do now because Padraig Harrington - and not Tiger - made all those incredible putts down the stretch on Sunday.
Tiger Woods needs to show that he’s above all this fawning Tiger worship and act how the greatest golfer in history should act. He should concede Player of the Year.
Just imagine what an incredible reaction Tiger would produce by doing this. It’d be hailed as one of the all-time acts of good sportsmanship. And all Tiger has to do is do what he has to know deep down is right.
The greatest golfer in history should be above trying to squeak out another Player of the Year trophy. And there are still plenty of dolts ready to hand it to him. End the nonesense, Tiger. Tell everyone that Padraig Harrington is your Player of the Year.
He’s won two majors. You more than anyone know that makes it right.
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If Paddy had not won two-it would be different.
The Armchair Golfer, Tiger's U.S. Open win was arguably more impressive than Harrington's pair of 66s, in what was a pretty damn boring PGA Championship. But Harrington deserves both POY's, I guess.
The correct term is "broads."
"The PGA Tour Player of the Year award, also known as the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, is administered by the PGA Tour and was introduced in 1990; the recipient is selected by the tour players by ballot, although the results are not released other than to say who has won."
PGA is done by the points system you speak of.
Why can't the two fricking merge again and rid us of this pointless confusion????
And as noted, the Player of the Year award is voted on by the other pros. Which is why Tiger needs to concede. Several of Harrington's peers have already said they're going to vote for Tiger no matter what.
They are so paranoid about upseting the mighty Tiger that they just may hand him something he doesn't deserve to stay on his good side. Hence, Tiger needs to come out and throw his support behind the 2008's 2-time major winner.
Why not just ask Micheal Phelps who he thinks should win golf's Player of the Year?
We'll see how much of a controversy this POY decision becomes in the next few months. Just remember you read it here first.
Wait, here's the U.S. Open trophy, guys...my knee hurts too much to finish.
If so, I think we can count on VJ's support for Harrington!
Who are these peers of Harrington? What have I missed?
But no, you had to write a pointless, boring blog about a stupid award that no one could give a flying f**k about.
What the hell's wrong with you?
Unbelievably, Woods is still favourite to win the PGA Tour's Player of the Year (yes, they regard it as a global award) and, apparently, one of the main arguments for rating a one-major campaign above one of two majors is that Woods won the US Open while Tiger Woods was in the field.
The link to the article:
From a Michigan golf column:
A quick look at their season statistics says Woods' case for Player of the Year is every bit as good as Harrington's -- if not better.
Link to the full article:
Shocking how newspapers on both sides of the pond are still talking about this and making the case for Woods as Player of the Year. Brooklyn, the only fiction is yours - as usual.
You're full of s**t!
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