Stewart Cink the new Greg Norman
Yet, there he was, choking yet again Sunday at the PODS Championship, blowing yet another third-round lead.
Cink is now one for nine after either having the outright lead or sharing it after 54 holes.
“That’s not a coincidence,” he told the media afterward.
It’s tough to watch a guy self-destruct like that. At first. But then, the more he chokes, the more mesmerizing it is to watch. It probably has something to do with us amateurs seeing that it can happen to the pros, too. But, it also has something to do with the human fascination with abject humiliation.
Cink blew four shots in four holes, and if you saw him hit that left-handed stink-job from a near-impossible lie, I can guarantee you either cringed or laughed.
He whacked that left-handed shot into a tree that led to a bogey, then he missed a four-foot birdie putt and then he hit his drive into the water on No. 16. He finished in a six-way tie for second.
“What happened to me – what I allowed to happen to me – is going to make me a better player in the future,” Cink said. “But, I’ve got some soul-searching to do.”
Talk to Norman, who still is laboring under the self-delusion that he wasn’t a choke artist.
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Unfortunately, because of political correctness, we don't. Call it like it is, that is.
You feel for them at first, but the worse it gets, the more compelling it becomes.
Perhaps "call it as you see it" might be more accurate.
For god's sake, you're a competitor, man. Act like one.
I'm tired of these so-called athletes groveling at the feet of Woods. Who's going to be a man and stand up to him?
As for dismal failures, Wendy, be honest with yourself, you get a certain thrill at seeing human misery when experienced by pampered, too-rich athletes.
Come on, set yourself free.
I think Vijay (see link above) and Phil are the only ones who don't praise Woods or hope to get invited to his party. Sean O'hair just said in his blog that it was cool to get a call from Tiger -- so he is clearly not going to be challenging Tiger anytime soon.
I don't think Cabrera is in total awe of him either. It's not in his nature - but having the game is a different matter.
Tim, Judge - how long do you think we'd keep even the LIMITED amout of vocal freedom we if we somehow elect either Billary or B Hussein Obama?
I can answer your last question.
Unless the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is repealed, and all privately owned firearms are confiscated, all Americans will be able to exercise the right of freedom of speech.
If the Second Amendment is repealed, the validity of all the rest of the rights delineated in the Constitutin will be summarily negated.
Alex USMC 1969-73
I agree with the initial comments of Wendy and Ross regarding Cink as "good guy" and less expectations. Also, perhaps because Cink is not as flamboyant as Norman, people/media are not as over the top critical of Cink when he loses after leading late. I hope with his soul searching, he can overcome and take a lead to the victory stand!
"I'm tired of these so-called athletes groveling at the feet of Woods. Who's going to be a man and stand up to him?" - Tim
I'm tired of the media groveling and fawning all over Woods all of the time. It's a given what a talented player both athletically and mentally that Woods is. Yet, the media constantly asks players about Woods and how good he is. Then when a player speaks out about wanting to go head to head with Tiger or suggesting he is beatable, the media blasts that player relentlessly. Comments are often taken out of context by fans who jump on the relentlessly critical and name calling bandwagon.
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