PGA Tour trying to buy "major" status for The Players; Tiger Woods not cooperating
The 17th, rightly or wrongly, is the most famous, or infamous, hole at The Players Championship. The Tour promotes it every chance it gets, even televising live action at the 137-yard island green.
The 17th is an integral part of a tournament PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and the boys desperately want to be considered the fifth major. And here’s Tiger Woods calling it a gimmick.
You think Finchem had a quiet, little word with Woods after his Tuesday press conference? That would have been something to see.
Finchem: “Excuse me, Mr. Woods, may I have a moment?”
Woods: “And you are…?”
The tour is obviously trying to buy “major” status for its tournament, building a new, gargantuan clubhouse that wasn’t really needed, moving the event to May, copying the Masters‘ TV coverage, etc.
Sounds like Woods isn’t buying it.
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The irony is, the more Finchem push for the TPC to be recognized as a major, the more people will be turned off by the idea.
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