Congrats on selecting Kuchar to win this week.
Wins on the PGA Tour:
Now Von.....why the comparison? I don't think anyone here needs to be told that Tiger is lightyears ahead of everyone else currently on tour. Let Kuchar have his moment of glory without being compared to anyone!
I did it for two reasons.
First, as a way to keep Matt Kuchar's win in its proper context. Matt has won only 4 tournaments including the 2012 Players. His golfing career has been weak.
Secondly, I did not like Kuchar's failure to observe golfing etiquette. Kuchar failed to inform his family on Saturday evening that if he won, they were not to come on the final green to celebrate before he shook hands with Na or in case of a playoff any other golfers. Kuchar's two sons, wife and other family members came rushing onto the 18th green and Na had to wait on the side to shake Kuchar's hand.
This can happen since Kuchar (4) has won so few PGA Tour tournaments in comparison to the great Tiger Woods (72). ha ha!
Truly do not believe that is necessary.......Yes, Kuchar was my pick, but I would have preferred Tiger raising that trophy. But you cannot deny that Kuchar played well and the victory belongs to him alone. Do you know how many players on tour have won more than one tournament? Very few. There is no one, in my belief, who will every match Tiger's records. I hope you realize that, accept it, and when congratulating someone else on a victory do it with all sincerity. Good play deserves to be recognized no matter who the player is!
I saw that blip on the 18th hole. Na was waiting for Kuchar's putt to drop, started to extend his hand and two little boys who escaped from their mama ran to him. Kuchar scooped up one and then reached for Na's hand. He said something to Na which I will assume was "sorry".
Yes it is proper etiquette to congratulate the winner.....but sometimes things get in the way. Remember when Yang beat Tiger......when Yang's putt dropped he grabbed his golf bag, hoisted it over his head and Tiger still had not putted out??
I view the PGA Tour for the opportunity to watch the great Tiger Woods. Each week I go to the PGA Tour website to learn the field so I can make my picks @ Club Tiger w/in Peadar's thread. Once Tiger finished at the Players Championship, I would have turned it off but there was a chance of a playoff so I struck around until the end. Am I happy for Matt Kuchar? No. Was I happy for Rickie Fowler @ Wells Fargo? Yes. Here, I go again but Fowler is only 71 wins behind Tiger on the list of PGA Tour wins. lol Clearly, as a golfer, you know its history and know what it takes to play the game. As a fan, I discovered golf only due to the career, skills and greatness of Tiger Woods. Tiger leaves the game, I'll just move onward. It is about the process. :) Finally, if I could have watched Serena and Roger this weekend play in Madrid, I would have dropped the Players Championship.
Once again, Matt Kuchar had adequate time on Saturday evening to prepare his family for his eventual victory at the Players. So, IMO, there is no excuse for his wife etc. to allow his sons to run prematurely onto the 18th green before Matt shooked Kevin's hand.
Yes, I recall Y.E. Yang's poor golfing etiquette at the 2009 PGA Championship where he finished play before Tiger. Tiger made a bogey at the 18th on that Sunday in 2009. And, I know you recall what Tiger did about it? He played Y.E. Yang in a singles match during the 2009 Presidents Cup and won by a score of 7 & 6. Go Tiger Go :)
Too bad that you only have such a narrow view on the world of golf! No matter what anyone could say, you would never be able to understand the emotions that flow at the conclusion of a tournament. Just very, very sad!
End of discussion :-(((