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    Tiger Worship

    Just curious to see if other people are sick of Tiger Homerism as much as I am. It seems like the guy can do no wrong and I'm sick of hearing about his win streak. It's not 7 straight wins, it's 7 straight PGA Tour Event Wins. He lost a couple of other tournaments in the middle of the PGA Event streak.

    I still remember a tournament last season in which Azinger was announcing and it was a windy day. Tiger's shirt was blown tight against his skin and Azinger couldn't stop saying "Look at that body, it's unbelievable" Talk about a Tiger Homer.

    And another comment, they were talking on ESPN radio, out here in LA last week, on how his wife is pregnant and how he said he would leave a tournament if she went into labor. They couldn't stop praising him for it and how great of a guy he was. They went on about it for an hour and not once was there a mention about Mickelson and the time he lost the U.S. Open to Payne Stewart. One of the greatest moments in Golf.


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    As long as the greatest golfer ever is still playing, people will continue to worship him. He is a good person however, and while the constant talk gets annoying, it's good to see an athlete that's actually deserving of it. Athletes like him and Jordan and Gretzky and Tomlinson are once in a lifetime happenings.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    As long as the greatest golfer ever is still playing, people will continue to worship him. He is a good person however, and while the constant talk gets annoying, it's good to see an athlete that's actually deserving of it. Athletes like him and Jordan and Gretzky and Tomlinson are once in a lifetime happenings.
    I agree, but he isn't the greatest golfer ever....yet. Don't hand out the trophy until it is actually is accomplished. That's kind of my point. When and if he passes Nicklaus I'll gladly annoint him the title "Greatest Golfer Ever."


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    I'm not sick of the Tiger worship. He's my favorite golfer, and probably favorite athlete. There's not a lot of athletes with the same mental toughness and strong work ethic. To me, he's already the greatest golfer in the history of the sport. No question about it.



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    This guy is great, he is one of the only Goliaths that people still root for. I hate the Yankees, Duke, and the Pats, but I love Tiger. He is so focused and driven, but has a personality that just keeps you rooting for him. On Sundays he forces you to watch him, just to see what he can do next.



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    Tiger deserves most of the accolades that he receives. He is also one of the few star athletes that I would want for a role model for my son. He has great talent and drive, but conducts himself with class and respect for the game.



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    The greatest Golfer ever ............A true role model... no drugs no bro attitude.... How can any one not like him!!



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    Re: Tiger Worship

    I think he's a fine role model, good guy, etc, etc... but yes I think the media falling all over themselves in love is way too much also. He's not a Saint, he's a great golfer of all things.



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    Personally, I think Federer is more dominant in his sport. What I'm not sure of for both Tiger and Roger is the quality of opposition. I think too many golfers and tennis players at the highest level make an extremely comfortable living and are fat and happy with that. They don't need to be great.

    Nicklaus had solid competition for his majors.



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    True, golfers could be much better at their sport if they were actually in shape like Tiger. The follow through is much easier if you don't have a beer gut getting in the way.



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    Re: Tiger Worship

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Tiger deserves most of the accolades that he receives. He is also one of the few star athletes that I would want for a role model for my son. He has great talent and drive, but conducts himself with class and respect for the game.
    I agree he is a great athlete and he completely dominates the game of golf. I don't think there is any way you can say he is the greatest golfer ever just yet. I think he will get there, but he isn't there yet.

    Also, have you ever seen him throw his little fits on the course? I wouldn't exactly call that "class and respect for the game."



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    Re: Tiger Worship

    When he wins 12 straight, then he can claim greatest. Until then, he is still climbing.


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    Re: Tiger Worship

    Some of you may not like all of the attention Tiger gets but he gets it for two primary reasons:

    --He is the best, most dominant player in his sport by far and he will, barring injury or health problems, soon have every golf record in the books.

    --His talent, personality and charisma transcend the game of golf. People that don't care at all about golf will spend a Sunday afternoon watching Tiger. This is why all of the tournaments pray he will enter their tournament (better gate, more sponsor dollars, and more publicity) and the networks all love when he is in contention on the weekend (significantly better ratings and ad revenues).

    To me the most amazing thing is how level-headed he is. He had fame and fortune early and it did not go to his head. He is unquestionably a "quality human being" and kudos should go to his parents!



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    Tiger faces a lot better competition than someone like Byron Nelson ever did. I think he's made everyone work even harder on their game than players used to but he keeps taking it up a level so they still can't touch him.



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    Re: Tiger Worship

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Lastuvka View Post
    As long as the greatest golfer ever is still playing, people will continue to worship him. He is a good person however, and while the constant talk gets annoying, it's good to see an athlete that's actually deserving of it. Athletes like him and Jordan and Gretzky and Tomlinson are once in a lifetime happenings.

    Just wondering about the Tomlinson on this list. LaDainian? Not sure how he fits into this conversation, otherwise I agree with your opinions. Had to ask in case their is some other Tomlinson that I am unaware of from another sport.



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