It’s not how you play the game, but whether you win or lose.
Masters tournament officials realize that disqualifying Tiger Woods would be akin to
banning a very prominent baseball star for performance-enhancing drug use. It would
kill their brand and could negatively impact interest in their beloved tournament.
And if the officials are going to arbitrarily impose rules, as they apparently did in the case
of a 14-year-old sensation named Guan Tianlang – hitting him with a slow-play penalty –
then what’s the point of all that’s going on at Augusta this weekend after all? Why not
simply have officials vote on their favorite and be done with all this golf?
Woods Plays a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Strip away the hours that elapsed between the crime and punishment, the conflicts of interest, tortured logic and technicalities, and this much is clear: Tiger Woods behaved badly.
The green jackets in charge of the Masters behaved worse.