Tiger Woods Misses Golden Opportunity!
In my opinion, Tiger Woods missed a golden opportunity to better himself, his image and his standing with his peers had he stepped up to the plate and disqualified himself. If money was the issue, I believe he would have gained income in endorsements from companies that dropped him in the past. Of course this is all easy for me to say, I wasn’t playing, however Tiger displayed in my estimation a lack of understanding of the true mission of a legacy.
The legacy is not only beating Jack Nicklaus on majors. In fact, I believe he will have an increased opportunity to do that in his later years due to his tremendous training and conditioning. The legacy should be what you contributed to the game!
Bob Toski once told me, “don’t forget that no matter how good you get, you’re never bigger than the game of golf.”
Had Tiger stepped forward and said, “if it is deemed that I violated a rule, my apologies. Having signed an inaccurate score card I should disqualify myself.
He would have shown himself to be a gentleman and displayed a true respect for the tradition of the Masters.
As for the Masters officials that did NOT disqualify Tiger shame on you! Ben Hogan is turning in his grave. Was it the potential loss in television ratings that influenced you? Did you not take into consideration that Tiger had a similar incident in Dubai? He was penalized two strokes for an improper drop and missed the cut because of it.
The good news is that the game of golf still won with such an exciting finish without any single individual as the highlight as it should be.