Did anyone else catch much of the Masters this past weekend? Here's a little recap for you: Phil Mickelson won, Fred Couples looked pretty good and Tiger Woods had a meltdown -- more than once.
After proclaiming that he wanted to show more respect for the game, Tiger proceeded to curse, drop clubs and react poorly throughout the tournament. He even proclaimed "Tiger Woods, you suck" on a hole and I don't think that's the mantra his people would like him reciting.
I just can't get this guy. I've played the game for many years and understand the frustration that comes with it, but you have to know when to dial it in. True, I've never been on a stage quite this big, but when you're a professional you have to know how to keep your emotions in check.
I want Tiger to show more respect for the game. I've seen him cursing like mad, flinging clubs that have landed in the crowd and generally just showning poor sportsmanship to the multitudes of young people who have looked up to him.
It was nice to see Tiger back on the course because I think the other golfers feel they have to prove they can hold their own against him. Mickelson played like a man possessed and he deserved the win. I want to feel that way for anyone who wins a major, but I'm beginning to tire of Mr. Woods.
I've always been a fan, but I've come to see the only thing he cares about is majors. He's made that no secret, and I shouldn't be surprised, but I want him to respect the game and show the class golfers of the past have.
Many people have talked about his struggles off the course, but if he's going to be on the course, I want to see a different golfer. I want to see the young man who loved the game when he joined the tour, not a jaded old pro for whom winning is everything and nothing else matters.
Your profession is a key part of your life, but when it dictates your quality of life and affects it in a negative way, it's time to make a change. Maybe Tiger needs to take up hockey and have the proper outlet for his frustration.