fleung22, on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, 3:00 AM, said:
really? no props for Tiger coming back from 5 shots on final day? Is OT Gen that dead??
I love how results oriented and reactionary the media is. I heard, in the last month, so many people predicting Tiger's down fall, giving gloom and doom predictions of him not being able to come back from this injury, and his results in the first couple tournaments proving it. Everytime Tiger has a down swing, people are ready to say " is he done? has he lost focus" and blah blah blah. I think there's only a very small percentage of people in the media who understand how luck based golf really is. That is not to say that there is not skill involved in golf, because there certainly is.. but what I mean is, each player, on every shot, has a certain percentage to hit the fairway, a certain percentage to hit a green, a certain percentage to make a put, w/e. It takes a long string of good luck to win a tournament, and the fact that tiger wins so very many, dominates so much in this sport, is even more staggering to me, because it means his probabilities are shockingly better than his opponents. But, even as the most skilled player in the world, he's going to have bad runs, unlucky streaks. It doesn't mean he's in a slump, necessarily, it just means he is ( as is inevitable) in an unlucky streak. But, coming back from this injury, isn't even about that. It's about him not having golfed for 8 months. Jesus christ, all these commentators were ready to pronounce him dead. Give him, you know, a few months at least, to get his swing back, and his game back. and then, he comes back and wins this tournament in spectacular fashion, many weeks ( months even) before I would have bet he'd have won a tournament. The guy is just shockingly good, and I don't know why so many idiot sports commentators are so eagar to proclaim his downfall, other than they are idiots (or pessimists, in Tony Kornheiser's case)