ports fans have a reputation for being impatient.
Why didn’t your team win a championship two years ago if they did the year before? The fans will argue that your team should have gone for the touchdown instead of settling for a field goal. Rookies must begin their professional careers in week one or risk being a bust. Why invest in the future when you can win right now, right now?
So it has been with Tiger Woods’ latest comeback, the latest in a long line of comebacks for the king of comebacks in golf. Woods has fought his way back from physical difficulty to tee off in a PGA Tour event after a horrible car accident that could have claimed his life last February. Okay, it’s an unauthorized event, a Silly Season competition in which the winner and loser don’t really matter. However, the PNC Championship this weekend offers a chance to see Woods hit golf balls, which is amazing in and of itself given the possibility that it may never happen again.
However, this will not deter fans from wishing for Woods to win a major event this year. They’ll want him to have a somewhat busy schedule. Some fans will cry if you get that one win to pass Sam Snead on the all-time wins list. Some will insist that you go closer to Jack Nicklaus on the all-time major titles list.
Let’s take it easy now, people.
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Tiger Woods is playing golf with his kid, as well as other professionals and their families, this week. He’s also performing admirably on the field. Don’t think this means Woods is playing PGA Tour-level golf. Woods’ game is enticing fans, but deeper inspection reveals that this is not a man preparing to compete in the Farmers Insurance Open in February.
Is he even capable of walking 18 holes? Remember, Woods does not have a disability, as Casey Martin did when he needed a cart on the Tour. This is considered a personal injury. So Woods can use a cart in the unofficial event this week, but when he returns to the Tour, he will walk. Not just 18 holes, but 72 holes on golf courses with hills, swales, and bumps that will result in unusual sidehill and downhill lays. When will Woods be able to cope with everything?