Oh how I wish this dribble would stop!
How short folks memories are.........
During the days following Tiger's return to play following his Nov. 2009 problems......Faldo was the ONLY commentator who NEVER referred to Tiger's personal problems. When the commentator who shared the booth would bring the events up, Faldo would remain silent.
AND give me a break.....why in heavens name would Faldo want Tiger to lose his confidence!! What nonsense!!!!!
Nick Faldo & Tiger Woods row diffused
For those hoping to see a heavyweight fight on the first tee Thursday at the British Open, they'll have to settle for golf.
The tabloids have been buzzing all week about Tiger Woods and Nick
Faldo playing together the first two rounds, fueled by Woods' comments
Tuesday that he would be surprised if Faldo wanted to talk.
But there was talk and a handshake Wednesday afternoon on the practice range.
According to photographers who were across the street on the range,
Faldo and Woods chatted briefly, then shook hands. Faldo later circled
behind him and spoke with swing coach Hank Haney as Woods continued to
The frosty relationship stems from Faldo making critical comments,
which eventually made their way back to the Woods' camp, of a bad swing
by Woods at the 2005 Buick Invitational.
One tabloid noted they had not spoken a word since that tournament.
Then again, Woods and Faldo are so far removed from each other that they
might not have seen each other in 18 months.
Just to let you know this is nothing new as I remember the Hoylake incident very well. Of course Tiger went on to tear up that course. Let's hope it's a good omen of what is to come.
I have always been very direct and short on words......plus I'm not a very patient person and am getting VERY impatient with some of the hostility on this board directed toward posters, media, and tour players.
True......I've been staying "mute" most of the time......most postings are not worth my time to even read let alone respond to. Old timers say it was horrible right after the "incident"......might have cleaned up a bit for awhile but it's in the tank again in my opinion.
Golf is a wonderful sport. It is not an easy sport. There are so many truly good players on tour today. Every time you watch a tournament you just never know who the victor will be. It's exciting. That's not to say Tiger is not one of the elite players.....but he has deeper challengers today than 15 years ago. Tiger is the needle that drove golf to what it is today and he still is that needle. When analysts comment on Tiger's game it should be listened to with respect from where the comment comes from. If it is off-line, so what....it's a comment or opinion and the next on the tee will be commented on from the same eyes and level of expertise.....
Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo are two of the best analysts. I've heard both say things that are silly or out of character, and I've heard both compliment Tiger on his career and what he has done for the sport. I've often heard "tones of sadness" from both when Tiger is not showing his "A" game. Yes, there are commentators who I prefer not to hear ever.....but in the same light they are doing a job they are paid to do. We can agree with what they say and shut our ears......whatever it is they are not going away and neither is Tiger's exemplary career.
People need to "listen to the tone" in addition to "listening to the words". Try listening with an open heart rather than a closed mind.
Life is short......enjoy it!
Villagesgolfer and UPT:
Tiger Woods is a grown man of 36 and I have never seen him complain about his life and that everyone is picking on him.
Furthermore, there is no reason why Faldo and anyone else cannot state or make a critical comment about Tiger. Let's not get silly and stupid here at Club Tiger Land and start worshipping Tiger as some type of untouchable deity. :(