Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I think a lot of golf fans are growing tired of Tigers antics. I don't think its excuasable either. From an early age you are taught not to act that way on a golf course. I wish his playing partner would have penalized him two strokes for unsportsmanlike conduct. It may have put him back in his place. I didn't see it live but saw a replay of it and just laughed. From someone who was the greatest golfer on the face of the planet to go to kicking a club in disgust on the grandest stage in golf is just sad. Tiger's entire game right now is at a point where I am seriously doubting he ever gets it back.
I don't know, maybe I just didn't grow up country clubs that were nice enough. I've been playing golf since I was 11 years old, and hearing cuss words out on the course isn't anything uncommon for me. I would also think it's safe to say that Earl never taught Tiger that lesson. When he was an amateur in match play he was different than the game...he'd stare down opponents, make big celebrations after putts, and he played with a confidence that pissed everybody off.
I remember around the time he went pro in the late 90s everyone was scared/didn't like him because of how he was different. The people who did like it were the fans because ratings shot through the roof and tournaments were packed. Everyone loved his me against the world mentality, his chip on his shoulder, and especially his fire on the course. I think this is just part of the package... He didn't start cussing on the course in the last few years, he's been doing this ever since he turned pro.
If people are growing tired of it now, I would think they're either growing tired of him not winning at the rate he used to, or they've never liked him to begin with and are seizing this opportunity to be vocal. I guess winning cures a lot of stuff, but I just find it weird that so many people are all of a sudden bothered by what's been going on for like what...17 years now?