Glad and sad to see Tiger Woods win British Open at St. Andrews Old Course
Yes, I had mixed emotions about Tiger Woods winning the British Open so easily Sunday. He’s a great champion, and a ball to watch. Nobody hits it like Woods, nobody playing golf today has such intense concentration and competitive fire to go with his soaring ability; he plays golf like an all-pro linebacker with both power and finesse.
I’m hoping he has regained his form from several years ago, when he dominated, but I also hope the rest of the world has caught up with him, so we can have a little drama in these majors. His five-stroke Sunday makes me wonder if there is anybody who can give us that.
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This British Open seemed also to be the passing of the mantle, so to speak, of the great golfers. Jack Nicklaus bows out and Tiger Woods surges forward. Two very classy champions for a gentlemen's sport.
As comparing him with Jack he is way short . As Tom and many others said Jack was not just a great player but a great sportmen who treated victory and defeat the same . Tiger is very contrived and remember its very easy to act out the niceities when you know your the best . Remind me - what was he like before he made it ? Arrogant , conceited and at times not very sporting to his competitors . As a Brit we will welcome Jack any time but as someone who was there i have never heard such a muted response to a winner of our Open . That spoke volumes .
I wonder how old and condescending Rob and Greg are? I had no idea of my own legacy at age 30, even less of the one to which I purportedly belonged. Contrived? How banal a term, how uninspired, how envious. Remember when Payne Stewart held court on racial inequality/equality at Shoal Creek? Fuzzy Zoeller shut him up real quick, then explained that golfers, like all athletes, are not the best sources for stellar commentary on political and social issues.
Only the British call it the Open because they're arrogant enough to assume everyone KNOWS it's the British Open.
Everybody else calls it the British Open. Note how we call ours, the U.S. Open? There's a reason for that.
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Btw, he changed his swing no just to get better, but to do less damage to his body. His old swing put a lot of pressure on his left knee. His new swing does not. This new swing will prolong his stay on top to allow him to win more majors. Simple as that.
Josh - well said but i have to admit i havent a clue who Boston Redsox is/are! That one did make me laugh and only in America could you have a name like that !
I would love the good old U.S.A get a little less insular and follow world sports more . You could start with Football (soccer to your good selves) which is by far the worlds biggest . We like many other countries dont play half your sports but too many people take it as red that we all do or at least know much about them . Redsox ! Come on spill the beans and educate me ........My guess basketball !
Marilyn - No not a racist in the slightest although get fed up with people using it to there own advantage . First to say great golfer but sadly not a great person thats all !
Tigger (what a name ) - Yep good point but he is still not as good a player as he was 4 years ago when he destroyed the field at Pebble Beach . A more durable one though i agree
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