2 for Tiger

mulligan, 06 February 2006, Comments Off on 2 for Tiger
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I woke up on Sunday and flipped on The Golf Channel. Lo and behold, the Dubai Desert Classic was showing, with Ernie Els leading by 2 strokes at -18 after the 10th hole. Coming back from knee surgery, Ernie clearly was enjoying himself because he was smiling after his shots. Tiger was 2 back, but hitting a lot of errant shots. Then, I made the mistake of checking my email because yahoo had already announced the winner. Tiger had won in a playoff over Ernie, who hit a bad drive and then a bad approach into the water on the 1st playoff hole. Consider it a belated birthday gift from Ernie to Tiger. Hearing that news took away all my desire to continue watching the tournament. For his victory, Tiger took home $400,000. For showing up, Tiger took home $3 million in appearance fees.

But what if Tiger had been competing at the FBR Open? We’ll never know, but it would have been fantastic to see young gun JB Holmes (who clearly had his A game, see here) going up against Tiger Woods (who only had his C game on Sunday). At least for this Sunday, my money would’ve been on Holmes, not Woods.


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