Tiger, What Would You Say To Console Rocco?
I promise that the title question is one you will never hear asked at a PGA Tour event yet, mind-numbingly, the press covering the LPGA tour opener saw fit to ask it of Angela Stanford. Here you have the text, courtesy of ASAP Sports:
Q. What would you say to console Michelle?
ANGELA STANFORD: You know, she just – it’s just a learning process. And I hope that she uses what happened on 11 to her advantage. I hope when she gets in that position again, you know, she handles it differently. And I think she will.
You know, it’s golf. I mean, I think I would tell her you are playing the hardest game in the world, so, you know, you’re going have to have a little patience and know that you’re one of the most talented players to come along in a long time, so just keep putting yourself in contention because it’s going to happen.
I only have two thoughts (per day)on this topic. The first is, Angela really should have said “She’s a professional golfer. She doesn’t need consoling nor consolation. She needs to kick herself in the arse and learn to hit flat, non-spinning shots in the wind and how to protect her lead.” Why? Here’s an earlier quote from the champion:
But, I mean, I was going to need her to make a mistake because it just seemed like the conditions weren’t allowing a lot of birdies.
Exactly what one might have expected from a seasoned veteran (because there are unseasoned veterans who don’t know how to win.) Wie needs the scars, bumps and bruises from which mumsy and popsy tried desperately to shield her these 19 years, in order to toughen. That’s thought # 1.
Thought # 2 is brief. Tiger would have smiled and said “Are you s(*$&% me?”
Thought # 3: I’m not worried about the Koreans and other non-English speakers learning English. I’m very concerned about the unending flow of “you know,” “I mean", “I’m really” and “like” from the mouths of the young ladies. Good God, have they never met a conjunction? Have they never paused to craft a sentence in their heads? Yaah, I know this makes me curmudgeonly, but sometimes it takes a curmudgeon to mark something (in this case well-spoken English) as worth preserving.
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(d)All of the above
Alex USMC 1969-73