Monday, March 24

USA Today Jinxes Tiger Woods

Geoff Ogilvy

Tiger lost. When was the last time you saw those two words in the same sentence? About six months ago. Absolutely right.

Tiger couldn't quite catch Geoff Ogilvy at the CA Championship completed Monday morning at the Blue Monster. Just like I've had such a difficult time comprehending Tiger's greatness, now -- after five straight PGA Tour wins -- I can't comprehend a loss.

So I'm going to take the easy path. I'm blaming USA Today.

Yep, that's right. They ran the big cover story on Tiger last Friday saying he's greater than Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Jim Brown and Willie Mays put together. (OK, they didn't really say that, but close.)

Forget the Sports Illustrated jinx. That's so last century. There's a new jinx. And it's so USA Today. The proof is the Friday edition.

I mean, how else can you explain those missed short putts and other silly things Tiger never does?

You can't.

-The Armchair Golfer


Tom Blogical said...

"I mean, how else can you explain those missed short putts and other silly things Tiger never does?

You can't."

Oh, yes I can. Tiger got golfed. Just like everybody else who plays the game. That's why all the "undefeated" talk was absolutely preposterous.

Michael said...

1. Tiger did get 'golfed', and managed to prove he is not a cyborg sent from the future but is in fact, human.
2. Ogilvy played to win and didnt suffer from Tigeryips.

Tom Blogical said...


Sometimes I see red lights coming from his eyes, though! ;-)

Golf Bet King said...

What annoys me is that Tiger said that if it wasn't for his mistakes (ie his four three putts) then he would have won the tournament.

Whilst i agree with the gist of what he's saying - that golf is won or lost by very small margins - it annoys me that he is so arrogant to suggest that if it wasn't for HIS mistakes then he would have won. Its as if Ogilvy didn't make any mistakes all week. Or Singh. Or Anyone else!

i don't know why. maybe it's just me. But this isn't the first time Tiger has said this and it really annoys me!

Anonymous said...


Tiger can't control everyone elses mistakes any more than they can control his. He is merely saying had he not made the mistakes he made, given the others mistakes, he would have won. That isn't arrogance, it's confidence.

Anonymous said...

golf bet king is right.

With that statement, Tiger is taking credit away from Ogilvy; he's essentially saying, I'm better than any of you, and the only way I lose is if I have a bad day.