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October 2016

Is Golf Better or Worse Without Tiger Woods?

As you may have heard, Tiger recently dropped out of the Safeway Open and it brings to mind this question that gets posed from time to time.  I’m not quite sure of the answer from a ratings perspective, but I will say that he provided the same electricity the Ryder Cup had a few weeks back.  That’s just a fact.

Golf needs that atmosphere.  More noise, more rivalries, more polarization.  Tiger brought all of that to every tournament he was in.  

Don’t believe me? 

I dare you to watch those clips and not get excited to play golf.  There are millions of examples of Tiger getting crowds involved in a sport that usually puts people to sleep.

I don’t think we see that anymore.  I think all we see is political correctness and underwellming sportsmanship.

If we want to #makegolfgreatagain we need to have more competition.  More Match play.  More team events.  More beers.  There should be cheerleaders on every hole and Rory should get booed every time he swings.  Fans should be able to heckle and yell over 2 footers.  And they should have AC/DC’s “Welcome To the Jungle” playing in the background.  I mean, it worked for the NFL, right?

Maybe golf is a “gentlemans game” but if it doesn’t learn from Tiger then it could be an extinct game.

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U.S.A Better Than Europe at Golf…and probably everything else…

That was some of the most entertaining golf these two eyes have ever seen.  After all the dust had settled, the U.S.A. pulled ahead to win the Ryder Cup by the widest margin in over 30 years.  So what did we learn?

We learned Patrick Reed is a monster:

 

We learned that Sergio Garcia walks like a duck when he makes a putt…

And we learned that the U.S.A.  is better at golf.

But did golf learn anything?  I hope that the people in charge noticed how great this weekend was for all those who love the game.  Something I heard over and over again was how many fans showed up and how much energy there was this weekend.  Hopefully the PGA tour took notice.

If we want to continue to grow the game, we have to showcase tournaments that foster the competition we saw this weekend.  We need more teams, more best ball, more alternate shot, more rivalries and more fan participation.

I thought it was awesome that Rory was getting booed.  As a fan, you should be able to boo the person/team you are rooting against.  Screw the political correct BS.  Go win the tournament and have beers after. Or in this case, champagne…

P.S.  How salty is this guy…

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