I have to admit I didn’t watch it, nor did I DVR it and I was unable to see any highlights.
So I will comment on something that everyone is talking about. Matt Every.
For those who didn’t see the interview on The Golf Channel, he was asked about his suspension and drug arrest.
It made me really angry watching this. I don’t know the guy, he may be a very nice guy, but I am going to editorialize something.
You basically have three choices when something like this happens. You can say “No comment.”
You can own up to it and say you made a mistake, whether you believe it or not…or you stand your ground and make an intelligent political statement.
He did none of the above and made a complete ass of himself and set a bad example for __________ (some many things I can’t list them all).
Tiger stays out of race issues and that’s his choice. That is better than making rash and ignorant comments on the subject and getting both sides all riled up.
Some golfers choose to say the politically correct things about Tiger, while others speak their minds about him and his game. All good with me.
Say something safe, say something intelligent, or say nothing at all, but don’t say something stupid.
Look, we are all hypocrites at some point in our lives, but those who at least make an effort to avoid hypocrisy as much as possible get my respect. I am often a hypocrite, but I make an honest effort to avoid it as much as possible…that being the case, I will end with this.
This whole article was prompted by my anger and bitterness that a guy with a Northern Latitude IQ was leading a Tour event and given a voice and and it is my own fault that I was not there giving that interview (or one like it) instead of him, because I ruined my game.
How’s that for self introspection and honesty?
Now let’s see if I can un-ruin it…and un-ruin everyone else in the process.
Sorry, but sometimes I just get pissed.