I’m not a huge golf fan per se. I enjoy playing it, despite the lack of birdies in my game. I enjoy watching a good, close match. But when Tiger Woods is in the hunt on a Sunday, it’s must-see TV for me. I’d take it over an NBA playoff game or the Wimbledon finals. And I don’t know why. It’s certainly not because of the drama; when Tiger’s within striking distance on Sunday, it’s as sure as watching the Boston Red Sox Phil Mickelson Indianapolis Colts Chicago Cubs choke away a season well-played.
If it’s not the drama, then why do I plan my golf-season Sundays around Tiger’s schedule? I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the desire to see great history made. To be there every step of the way of Tiger’s ascent to “the greatest golfer ever” title. This weekend was part of that, and I enjoyed every hole on Saturday on Sunday (albeit, some of it recorded). Tiger won his record third WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in an 8-and-7 blowout of Stewart Cink. Blowout is an understatement. An 8-and-7 score means he was up by eight strokes with seven holes left (of a 36-hole final). Demolition would be more appropriate.
Tiger’s won six consecutive tournaments now. There is talk of him winning all four Majors this year (and some of the courses, like Torrey Pines, are ones he dominates). I’ll be there every stroke of the way. –Cyd Zeigler jr.