Post by redbeardgolfer on Apr 17, 2019 10:56:06 GMT -7
I'll never understand how who he has sex with pissed everyone off so much. How does it hurt you personally? So we know everything about his personal life (which do we really, or is it just so over-sensationalized and scandalous and we don't know the real truth?) so he's terrible. We know nothing of most of the other pro golfers personal lives so therefore it's ok to root for them?
I still hold the point of view that he's a huge celebrity/sports star and it comes with the territory, i.e. next to impossible for ANYBODY to not succumb to that kind of constant temptation, and his wife knew what she was getting into. And while it was private it was ok but once it became public she had to dutifully play the scorned woman role.
I don't dislike Tiger Woods because of the skeletons that were found in his closet. In fact early on I loved watching him play and actively rooted for him to do well. It was after he found success and became such an arrogant asshat on the course and off that I started to really dislike the guy. Even then my impression was that he was a decent family man that had an arrogant professional side...until the scandal. That's when I decided he was a selfish POS that happened to have a lot of golf skill. If he shows he's changed and can be humble then I might reconsider my opinion.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2019 8:08:31 GMT -7 by Galgolfer
There was never any doubt about his golfing greatness.
To me, however, it was this greatness that led to his downfall as a person.
I know that there are many who can dichotomize between an athlete and the person that they are, but I find it difficult to do that.
I just hope that his return to greatness is not accompanied by the arrogance he displayed before the fall.
His father led to Tiger's demise. His father was an immoral man and not what he seemed to be. There are books written about that and the press willingly suppressed who Earl was. The last years of Earl's life, his house was like a brothel. Sound familiar? As far as Tiger changing? For some reason, even though I am an adult, I wanted Tiger to be the person Nike and Tiger told us he was. I will never believe that smile again. Phenomenal golfer, yes. Golf is more exciting with him. That's about it.
fitz: Congrats Nrjyzr great shot!
May 19, 2019 0:35:30 GMT -7
hax: CONGRATS ED! that is awesome.
May 19, 2019 7:11:44 GMT -7
nrjyzr: most amazing part of the whole "ace experience"... I managed to actually hit my tee shot reasonably well on the next hole, which was #17. On #18, though, I fatted a 3 wood. LOL
May 20, 2019 5:31:33 GMT -7
uwhuskies: Congrats Ed! I admit I haven't been checking GEA at all lately. I just can't get comfortable with this new look. LOL!!!
May 20, 2019 7:52:14 GMT -7
anserman1: WOOOOOOOO nice one dude congrats
May 20, 2019 9:03:46 GMT -7
ericm007: Congrats!! Still waiting on my first at 56, been close a number of times, but no love after 30 years.
May 21, 2019 12:04:47 GMT -7
sparky: Congrats Ed! That makes 230,982 people that have made an ace before me. I have a spreadsheet.
May 21, 2019 12:05:30 GMT -7
mustanggolf: Nice shot ED... I am with UW on new format. Old dog used to old stuff...
May 21, 2019 12:30:53 GMT -7
anserman1: the old look was serious heinous you guys, adapt!
May 21, 2019 19:39:25 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Thanks dudes. And Sparky, well played. said with condolences, of course
May 22, 2019 4:40:21 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the format, I don't mind it. The biggest problem with the forum is the number of trolls that seem to be sanctioned. Not a fan.
May 22, 2019 4:42:04 GMT -7
anserman1: yeah, no idea why clubchamp gets to continue to exist, it's old and tired
May 22, 2019 5:04:34 GMT -7
Whatever: 90% of us are old and tired
May 23, 2019 4:27:45 GMT -7
jaime59: Club champ is a hoot. I'm glad he made the transition to the new site.
May 23, 2019 6:45:47 GMT -7