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Tiger Woods voted PGA Tour
player of the year

Baltimore Sun [Maryland], by David Wharton

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/28/2013 12:02:08 PM

Despite failing to win a major championship, Tiger Woods has been voted player of the year by his peers on the PGA Tour. Woods won five tournaments this season -- three more than anyone else -- as well as earning the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average at 68.95 and the money title at $8.5 million-plus. Those numbers returned him to No. 1 in the world rankings after a rough stretch of injuries and scandal. "There were a lot of people saying I could never win again," Woods said on a conference call. "To have the success I´ve had this

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His PGA Tour peers voted...for the 11th time in his career...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/28/2013 12:12:06 PM     (No. 9541067)

Winning fixes everything, or so we´re told.
Unrelated, rumor has it Lindsey Vonn is cheating on him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 9/28/2013 12:18:37 PM     (No. 9541076)

A great golfer. A lousy person. End of story.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/28/2013 12:39:27 PM     (No. 9541096)

#1, if rumor is correct, will Tiger smash her car with a golf club?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/28/2013 12:44:41 PM     (No. 9541104)

What #2 says is close to the mark. #1 & #3, Tiger was voted PGA Tour Player of the Year, not Person, Husband, or Father. The National Enquirer gossip piece is one of the few Vonn vehemently denied when published a month ago because it was ridiculous on its face. How do you and your girlfriends leave Tiger’s manse to go to a concert in his car with his driver, trailed by his bodyguards and cheat on him without him knowing? What, he’s so pleased that he flies you and your team on a charter to Vail for training and media events, while taking his own kids and team to the playoffs on his own jet, then sending his jet across country to take you, your father, and team to Santiago, Chile for two weeks so you can ride some white stuff (snow) for the first time since your injuries? If a photo speaks a thousand words, what does video say?

Watch: Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods’ kids at Tour Championship

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 9/28/2013 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9541128)

I nominate him for ´Jerk Of The Year´ title.

Also, why doesn´t somebody tell him to stop spitting on the greens. It is bad enough to be out there spitting at all but to do it where the other players balls are rolling is totally disgusting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 9/28/2013 1:00:51 PM     (No. 9541131)

They probably used the same voting machines that recorded a vote for Obama, no matter how many times you tried to submit your vote for McCain or Romney...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 9/28/2013 1:33:51 PM     (No. 9541174)

It´s the gotta-vote-for-the-minority tango.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche, 9/28/2013 1:42:46 PM     (No. 9541184)

".. ridiculous on its face..."

Quite a list of assets, poster, why not include charm, wit and maturity?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sinic, 9/28/2013 2:05:43 PM     (No. 9541205)

But he keeps getting busted for "movin´ the ball"! I guess golf´s like Monopoly, and El Tigre must be playin´ the "Racist Card" every chance he gets. As far as his personal life goes...well, let´s just say he´s an Affirmative Action type of guy. In other words, he always says YEA, BABY! What a POS.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/28/2013 2:10:05 PM     (No. 9541208)

...improbable on the face of it...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pickle1, 9/28/2013 2:10:40 PM     (No. 9541209)

He hasn´t done enough to be golfer of the year. He loses all the majors; only wins the minors. He is a great golfer; but time is taking its toll.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hazymac, 9/28/2013 2:11:43 PM     (No. 9541211)

Over the past several years I´ve gradually morphed from a die-hard Tiger fan to someone who is appalled by this unlikable fellow´s behavior on the golf course (spitting on greens, cursing loudly), which is unprofessional in the extreme, and should not be tolerated by the PGA Tour. Always in his own insular little world, he´s very distant and standoffish in his relations with ticketholders who attend Tour events, the opposite of players like Arnold Palmer, Peter Jacobsen, and Phil Mickelson, whose treatment of golf fans has always been exemplary.

That said, Tiger won five tournaments this year, including the Players Championship, and has regained his #1 in the world ranking. Objectively, there has never been a better golfer, and he fully deserves Player of the Year. Now if only he´d stop confusing crass with class....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bmw50, 9/28/2013 2:14:20 PM     (No. 9541212)

This is just one more thing wrong with America. As long as you can entertain people, be a famous celebrity and you make sponsors and networks plenty of money, you can be the most immoral human being on the planet and it won´t matter, they´ll kiss your derriere and treat you like a king.
Not saying Tiger is the most immoral human being on the planet, but that he should never be on a list of hopefuls for any such award. After all, I´m sure he´s making plenty of money to hit a freaking white ball in a hole, so it´s not like he´s not being rewarded for doing something that helps no one.
Shouldn´t golf or any other sport that is televised for all to see, be more than just how well a person plays the game? Shouldn´t character and values be a part of it too since the media loves to put their lives on display too?
What the media is teaching our kids is despicable. Live however you want and as long as you are good at entertaining people, that´s all the matters. Well, it´s not!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 3:56:52 PM     (No. 9541310)

#12: Thanks for the comments on Woods´ crude behavior.

For those who don´t know, #12 has more standing that anyone else here to comment on Woods´ on-course behavior, being a pro golfer himself.

My views? Two things always come to my mind. a. how much would any sports or entertainment figure make without mass marketing [which is all built on the work of people like Tesla, Marconi, Edison, Westinghouse, et. al.]? b. How much would they make if they had to do something else [no, not including playing on their names as a (laugh now) "sports commentator"]?

And a general comment with a specific twist -- I really want something severe [[I would not object even to harmful...] done about the morons who find the sensitive broadcast mics to stand next to when they bellow, "Mashed Potatoes!" and "Ba-ba-booey!" and "Go in the hole!" [Yo, moron -- we know that´s the object.] But it might be interesting to see a round where one of them yells "Elin!" every time Woods hits.

How about you?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/28/2013 4:45:15 PM     (No. 9541365)

My friend at #14, rumor has it Stenson muttered ´this is for Elin´, with his genuine Swedish accent, every time he took a shot while paired with Tiger during the first round at Eastlake...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: richwill, 9/28/2013 4:51:07 PM     (No. 9541370)

Negative comments are strictly racist.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/28/2013 5:14:40 PM     (No. 9541398)

#2 is probably close enough.

Tiger does remind us that achievement or natural talent or celebrity does not equate to admirable behavior or decency. It is easy to forget that.

The PGA golfers voted for their most successful golfer in a year that no one really dominated. End of story.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: kanphil, 9/28/2013 9:25:13 PM     (No. 9541600)

Folks, he was named "player of the year", not Miss Congeniality. As usual in these matters, Hazymac sets us straight. I love to watch Tiger do his stuff on the golf course.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 10:35:20 PM     (No. 9541638)

#18: Agreed, and that´s been understood.

But considering one does not require ignoring the other, and the yardstick of meeting marital/family responsibilities hugely trumps any professional/occupational accomplishment yardstick in any field.

It was Tiger who both made the repeated [remember?] choices intentionally, and did so in ways that put them in the public eye.

They are therefore fair to mention here.

Thanks.

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