Woods skips LA tournament

Woods skips LA tournament

There are 13 comments on the News24.com story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Woods skips LA tournament. In it, News24.com reports that:

Tiger Woods, who has won both his tournament starts this season, has decided to skip playing in the next week's PGA Los Angeles event, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. via News24.com

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Donna

AOL

#1 Feb 11, 2008
My mama told me " you better shop around" O sorry. She also told me if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Since: Feb 07

Juárez, Mexico

#2 Feb 11, 2008
Oh well. Tiger only plays 16/17 official PGA tournaments a year so when/where he plays you'll never know unless of course, it is a major. I really think the PGA should up their minimum tournaments a year that the players have to play to keep their cards in good standing.
M Thomas

Raywick, KY

#3 Feb 11, 2008
Increasing the number of tournaments one plays to keep the card doesn't make much sense to me. If you win, you can play and Tiger Woods has been winning. I wonder if folks realize that the higher the standards to participate, the fewer will be eligible to play. Look at Phil Michelson this year so far. Is he playing like #2 in the world? No matter how many tournaments he plays during the year. How many cuts has he missed? I am only saying that 18-24 tournaments played doesn't have anything to do with the quality of play. Stop trying to change the game and let them play and enjoy Tiger Woods whenever you get the chance. He can't play in every tournament!
Golfhooker

Portland, OR

#4 Feb 11, 2008
It about the gate and TV Revenue

Tiger Woods playing in your tournament is the single most important determinent of the success at the gate and television revenue.

He appears fresh for each event he enters. Kudos to him. The only golf stat which will mean squat 50 years from now is how many majors he won. Like Nicklaus he focues his year and his practice around the majors. Money, world ranking, Fed-ex points are a result of his preparation, not his goal.

I feel for the tournament sponsors. Unfortunately when Tiger is not playing and in contention (seldom), the event doesn't get much attention. How many people have even heard of Steve Lowery?(winner of Bing's Pebble Beach tournament) The tour has a problem with one major star and an ensemble cast. It the players don't like that designation, they need to step up, shoot lower scores and start beating him.

Since: Feb 07

Juárez, Mexico

#5 Feb 11, 2008
I still think they should. The number one player in the world only plays 16 official PGA tournaments. Not good for the game not the tour. Yes, I know, they are self employed but, hey, the PGA supplies the field for them to make their millions. It doesn't seem far fetch to ask the guys to play more than once every 3 weeks(approx). You don't think Tiger wouldn't be at his best if he played 18 or 20 PGA tournaments? Oh, thats right, it would cut into the silly season. It will never happen but it would be nice.

Since: Feb 07

Juárez, Mexico

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Should read as the capitol word is nor

Not good for the game NOR the tour.
Russ

West Chester, OH

#7 Feb 12, 2008
It might be to hard and tiring for them to play in more than 16 per year. They might get exhausted.

I think one of the best solutions is to make them pley in every scheduled tournament at tleast once every five years. That way they could still get their much needed rest and everyone would know their tournament would be on an even playing ground.

That would also still give them time to whore themselves out to the highest bidder, since they need that money to survive.
oyebj

Caldwell, NJ

#8 Feb 12, 2008
Russ wrote:
It might be to hard and tiring for them to play in more than 16 per year. They might get exhausted.
I think one of the best solutions is to make them pley in every scheduled tournament at tleast once every five years. That way they could still get their much needed rest and everyone would know their tournament would be on an even playing ground.
That would also still give them time to whore themselves out to the highest bidder, since they need that money to survive.
....I love this idea, but instead of every five years, make it 2yrs. I think five years is too far!

“9/11 was Bush's masterplan”

Since: Oct 07

Cohoes, NY

#9 Feb 12, 2008
why does everyone worry about it? I mean, if he plays more, he'll just take Sneads record that much quicker, and then you will all think of something else to say that will be contemptful
Hakim Shakoor

United States

#10 Feb 16, 2008
After the great celebrity standing and the revenue acquired after the first and several subsequent Kentucky Derbies, they changed the rules of engagement. After Tiger's win of the Masters, they changed the distances on some holes.Whether baseball football basket ball and now Formula 1 racing ther is always a trick lurking around. Do I smell fear or is it that old devil racial jealousy. Let's get on with the games, winner take all.(not the inuendos)Big boys don't cry
fatgoalie

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#14 Mar 8, 2008
Please note, Tiger not playing more than 17 PGA Tour events "may" hurt the PGA TOUR, but it does not hurt golf. Tiger plays overseas (yes appearance $$), is arguably the worlds most recognized "athlete", and has a foundation that actually makes a huge difference in many kids lives. The PGA Tour's tv deal is directly tied to Tigers star power, and Tim Finchems yearly millions in bonus money are directly related to the Tiger factor. I take it back, he doesn't hurt the tour either, his influence is trickle down economics in action. The other player's lack of star power is the bigger problem, not Tiger's presence
227par3

Belton, TX

#15 Mar 10, 2008
bingo fat man!
shademan

Livermore, CA

#16 Mar 10, 2008
Finally someone with brains has something to say.

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