Hey ‘The Undefeated’, Where’s Tiger?

Before I launch into my diatribe, let me disclose the following. I am a fan — check that, a HUGE fan — of ESPN.com's "The Undefeated". It's refreshing to read sports stories told from a point of view that is relatable to people who look like me. I often call it "Black Grantland", after the…

Tiger’s Free-fall Continues

Watching Tiger Woods’ continuing fall from grace reminds me of a song by The Whispers called “(Olivia) Lost and Turned Out”. “Olivia the slave, got distracted on her way to grandmother’s house A wolf in lamb’s clothing came Blew her mind and changed her ways and now she’s turned out Lost and turned out, lost…

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Tiger Is the Most Important Figure in Sports

I said it before the Masters, and I’ll definitely say it now: golf needs Tiger Woods more than Woods needs golf. The ratings for the Masters back up my argument.  The final round earned a 7.8 rating Sunday afternoon (by the way, a 7.8 rating means that 7.8 percent of American households tuned into the…

It’s Gonna Be One Long-Ass Year for Tiger

It is not looking good for Tiger Woods in 2014. Woods is off to the worst start of his career.  He tied for 80th at the Farmers Insurance Open, tie for 41st at the Dubai Desert Classic, then withdrew from last week’s Honda.  Then yesterday Woods shot a 6-over-par 78 at Doral’s Blue Monster course…

Sergio Garcia Is One Soft Golf Player

Sergio Garcia was feeling good heading into the weekend. He was near the top of the leader board of The Players Championship, aka “The Fifth Major” at the end of Friday.  He moved into the top spot heading into Sunday’s final round.  In fact, Garcia led Tiger Woods by one shot. Speaking of Tiger, Garcia…

Augusta Got it Right: No DQ for Tiger

Well, I’m sure you all have seen and heard about the “Drop That Shook Augusta”. Tiger Woods took an improper drop on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National on Friday when his approach shot hit the pin and bounced back into the water.  The problem was that not…

Tiger Woods Is on Track to Dominate the Masters

It was nice to see Tiger Woods dominate a golf tournament again.  When I saw Tiger Woods shoot 19-under par to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship, a big-ass grin flashed across my face for one reason. Golf has become quite relevant again. Now before I continue, my last comment was not to insult golf as a…