Thursday, April 30

Whiskers: One Tiger Fan’s Return to Golf

Now that Tiger is back, so are casual golf fans. (Lauren/Flickr)

WHISKERS IS LIKE MANY casual golf fans. He’s only really interested in one player: Tiger Woods. Last year when TV golf ratings were plummeting, ARMCHAIR GOLF interviewed Whiskers to gain some insight on what it’s like to be a Tiger-only devotee.

Whiskers said Tiger’s season-ending injury meant no more golf viewing in 2008. Period.

Not even the Ryder Cup? “MEOW!” Whiskers exclaimed.

Whiskers explained that he would be spending more time outdoors, whether chasing birds or just prowling around the neighborhood.

But now it’s a new season, and the world’s No. 1 golfer is back. And guess what? So is Whiskers, who has tuned in for all four of Tiger’s 2009 events. He’ll be watching this week, too, as Tiger tees it up at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

“Meow meow meow meow meow meow!” Whiskers said about Tiger’s winning putt at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in a phone interview on Tuesday.

Then, after the next question, the call ended abruptly.

“What about the Masters? What did you think of the Tiger-Phil pairing on Sunday?

“Whiskers? Hello?”

−The Armchair Golfer


Peter said...

Haha, not a bad fan


Heather Kerrigan said...

I'm guessing no wide white leather collar for Wiskers, huh?

The Armchair Golfer said...

Heather: Maybe. Especially if Whiskers reads the fashion-forward Real Women Golf blog. :)

Suzanne Ford said...

awww. Whiskers is adorable. And so eloquent!

Joe @ Golfer Source said...

Funny. But true. Tiger has done wonders to put golf "back on the map" as far as the none playing golf fan.