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Comment from: teeoff [Visitor] Email
Harrington earned it. Tiger should not have to say anything but Congratulations which I am sure he will.
If Paddy had not won two-it would be different.
2008-08-14 @ 14:03
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Woods is not the greatest golfer in history.
2008-08-14 @ 14:03
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
He shouldn't concede because the players should vote for Harrington in the first place.
2008-08-14 @ 16:15
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
God Darned Tucker, that's my argument! Didn't you read my friggin' memo?!?! Absolutely. Tiger coming out, Dear Prudence, would be a slap in the face to the blue-collar laborers of professional golf in these here 13 colonies, 48 contiguous states or whatever the US PGA tour represents. Tiger coming out would mean that he actually cares about POY. Since Jack didn't care (although he graciously accepted it), TW doesn't care, not neither.
2008-08-14 @ 16:36
Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
Ladies, there will be no concessions and no players voting on anything. According to the PGA of America, who has given the award since 1948, the POY award is "presented to the top touring professional based on a point system for tournament wins, official money standings and scoring averages. Points are tabulated from Jan. 7, through the Children's Miracle Network Classic, which concludes Nov. 9. In addition, 50 bonus points are awarded to players with more than one major championship in the same year, and an additional 25 points for each additional major championship."
2008-08-14 @ 18:38
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
I hope you realise, guys, that Tiger Woods doesn't actually care about either the PGA Tour Player of the Year or the PGA Player of the Year. He's won nine of each.

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.
2008-08-14 @ 19:13
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Is Harrington a member of the US PGA tour? Can he receive its player of the year award? Nessmith, you misogynist, stop calling us ladies. The politically-correct term is dames.
2008-08-14 @ 19:27
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
Nope. I've seen pictures of your butts.
The correct term is "broads."

:)
2008-08-14 @ 21:54
Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
PGA Tour POY is voted on by the players...

"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????
2008-08-14 @ 22:16
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
PGA Tour Player of the Year is the only award that anyone cares about. Someone would have to work for the PGA of America or used to have worked for them to even bring up their lame award.

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.

2008-08-15 @ 04:43
Comment from: Brooklyn [Visitor] Email
Nonsense. The Golf Channel did an informal poll of players, some on camera, and reported the overwhelming majority favored Harrington. I think you make things up to support your own silliness.
2008-08-15 @ 08:00
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
You're not kidding about the "informal" bit about the poll. This week's Wyndham Championship with only one player Top 20 player competing is sure packed full of influential locker room voices.

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.

2008-08-15 @ 14:03
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
When has Tiger Woods conceded to anything?

Wait, here's the U.S. Open trophy, guys...my knee hurts too much to finish.
2008-08-15 @ 14:39
Comment from: Wendy (UK) [Visitor] Email
Your reference to the influence of the players in the Wyndham Championship on the POY has gone way over my head. Are they the ones who participated in the informal poll?
If so, I think we can count on VJ's support for Harrington!

Who are these peers of Harrington? What have I missed?
2008-08-15 @ 14:41
Comment from: Dave [Visitor] Email
Chris, you could've written a nice, juicy, controversial Michelle Wie blog this week.

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?
2008-08-15 @ 20:17
Comment from: Brooklyn [Visitor] Email
Now I get it, the top 20 or so conduct caucuses in the lock room instructing lower ranked players on how and for whom to vote. Thanks for clearing that up! Fiction is your true calling!
2008-08-16 @ 09:57
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
From The Independent newspaper:

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:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/its-paddy-power-not-the-luck-of-the-irish-899663.html

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:

http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/savagethoughts/2008/08/tiger_woods_still_gets_my_vote_as_the_pgas_player.html

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.









2008-08-17 @ 01:14
Comment from: Brooklyn [Visitor] Email
Wait a minute, you said "Harrington's peers are going to vote for Woods no matter what". Now you've conveniently referenced a few media sources who say Woods is the favorite. Not one of those sources identifies the "peers"--those who actually have a VOTE.

You're full of s**t!
2008-08-17 @ 09:55

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