Players OK WITH (?) TIGER WOODS’ Preferential Treatment? Yahoo!

The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Players SEEM OK with Woods penalty instead of DQ” (Web-site/URL:–golf.html). “seem OK” is the latest INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL:

 “Tiger Woods still has a chance to win the Masters”.

“Most of his fellow players SEEM OK with that”. Again “seem OK” is an INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL:

“Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday (April 13, 2013) before he went out for the third round of the Masters, a ruling that STIRRED PLENTY OF DEBATE because of the way it was handled by Augusta National”.

“Steve Stricker was among those who believe club officials got it RIGHT, since they viewed a replay of the improper drop while Woods was still on the course Friday (April 12, 2013) and initially ruled he had done nothing wrong”. More specifically, Stricker, “who was one shot behind Woods”. said: “They addressed it before he actually signed his card, and FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, they said go ahead and sign your card“. “from what I understand” is another INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: “IF they would have come up to him before he signed his card, he would have said, ‘ OK, well, let’s go through it and you’re right. I DID take two steps back, it’s a two-shot penalty and I signed for two shots higher’END OF STORY“. This is what TIGER WOODS AND HIS FANS are hoping for.

“Lucas Glover and Nick Watney both stressed that Woods WOULD NEVER KNOWINGLY (?) violate a rule to gain an advantage”. REALLY? Tiger Woods is A CELEBRITY and this is what celebrities do: “violate (rules) to gain (advantages)”

“They, too, felt two strokes was THE PROPER penalty“.

More specifically, Glover said: “He’s (Woods is) as up-and-up with the rules as anybody“. That’s why Woods thinks that HE doesn’t have to follow them (i.e. “the rules”)This is the latest example of ARROGANCE a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: “He’s always been A STICKER FOR THE RULES (?) and a traditionalist for the game (?)” TIGER WOODS “(has) always been a stickler for the rules?” REALLY? That’s why he BREAKS “the rules”. “So am I COMFORTABLE with it? YEAH,I’M FINE WITH IT because I know they (the officials) did everything they could to make THE RIGHT decision“. Of course as we know, there has been a lot of DENOUNCING “officials” latelyso this is a rare statement IN FAVOR OF “officials”

“Watney AGREED“: “I’M SURE he (Woods) FEELS TERRIBLE (?) about it and I BELIEVE 100 percent that HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING ON PURPOSE. I’M SURE he’ll NOT do that again EVER (?)” This is WATNEY‘s BELIEF/INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL:

“Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson GRUMBLED about viewers calling in possible infractions they see on television, which is what prompted the initial review of Woods’ drop. After hearing his post-round comments, officials reviewed the tape again and decided there was an infraction. But, under a new rule designed to address such TV cases, the club decided it would be wrong to disqualify Woods. Watson said he had to answer for a swing at the 2007 U.S. Open because a viewer ACCUSED him of double-hitting the ball”. “Whoever called in was WRONGThe situation made it look like I did something wrong, but I didn’t. So people calling in are MAKING US LOOK BAD“. “grumbled”, “accused” and “making us look bad”, of courseare the latest examples of “Blaming & Criticizing” (Web-site/URL: Of courseTHE MEDIA gets blamed by CELEBRITIES for just about EVERYTHING these days. “As for Woods”, “He took a drop that HE felt was right“. Again, the world DOES NOT revolve around any one person which gives us the latest example of a celebrity’s ARROGANCE (Web-site/URL: “He WASN’T trying to cheat anybody“. REALLY? “HE THOUGHT it was right“. This is yet another example of A CELEBRITY‘s ARROGANCE and INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL:  “And UNFORTUNATE for him that he got a two-shot penalty. But FORTUNATE for him that HE’S STILL PLAYING“. BINGOAgain, this reinforces the fact that we must look at ALL sides of an issue before making EVALUATIVE comments.

REAL fortunate, said several golfers who didn’t qualify for the Masters but weighed in on the issue via social media”.

“David Duval, who once supplanted Woods as the world’s top-ranked player, but is no longer a regular on the PGA Tour, went on Twitter to say his former rival should pull out of the year’s (2013’s) first major to make things right”. AgainTHERE’S NO CHANCE A CELEBRITY like Tiger Woods has ANY interest in “(making) things right” because again, celebrities are only interested in THEMSELVES. More specifically, Duval wrote: “Was there INTENT to break the rule is the question?” Obviously YESThis is a no-brainer. “I think he should WD (withdraw). He took a drop to GAIN AN ADVANTAGE” again obviously but this is what we’ve come to EXPECT from CELEBRITIES these days (Web-site/URL: In other wordsthis clearly SHOULD NOT surprise us anymore.

“Kyle Thompson, who plays on a lower-tier tour, felt Woods WAS getting preferential treatment — a perception that Augusta National strongly denied”. Again, OF COURSE, Augusta National will “strongly (deny)” that “Woods (got) preferential treatment” because Augusta National Golf Club and the PGA Tour MAKE MONEY MONEY OFF OF Tiger Woods so again this is EXPECTED (Web-site/URL:

More specifically, Thompson said: “I guess Tiger is BIGGER than (the entire game of) golf. Any other person in the world gets DQ’d (disqualified). Gotta keep those TV RATINGS going, right?” So it’s all about “TV ratings”SOUND FAMILIAR?

“Hunter Mahan said the issue was more complicated than that. He failed to make the cut at the Masters, but was INTRIGUED by the precedent“. “I LIKE this ruling because he took an illegal drop, but NO OFFICIAL brought it to his (attention)”, “adding that both sides — those who thought Woods should be DQed, those who thought a two-stroke penalty was proper — had good points to make”. “NOT SURE (I have/of) the right answer“. This is honest.

“Former player and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger said the decision was FAIR. Speaking on ESPNAzinger said: “I actually LIKE the fact that he’s (Tiger Woods is) PROTECTED“. THIS IS ANOTHER CIRCUSCELEBRITIES are ALWAYS “protected”. “He signed the correct card, they added two shots for a penalty he DIDN’T realize he committed“. Tiger Woods has been playing golf for a long time nowHE SHOULD KNOW WHAT’S ALLOWED AND WHAT ISN’T.

“But another former player, Curtis Strange, was TROUBLED by the ruling“. “Whatever the case is, he DIDN’T drop as close as possible as he couldDid he do it intentionally? No. He did it UNINTENTIONALLY and BROKE A RULE“.

FOR THE MOST PART, the Augusta gallery SEEMED PLEASED that Woods was still around for the weekend. He received NOTHING BUT CHEERS when he stepped up to the first tee”. OK. So, Woods is still A FAN FAVORITE“for the most part”.

“However, one fan made an off-handed complaint when Woods pitched up short of the flag at No. 3″. “He SHOULD HAVE given himself a couple of extra yards there“. Of course the person who said this chose to speak on condition of anonymity TO AVOID FACING THE WRATH OF TIGER WOODS AND LINDSEY VONN‘s SECURITY ENTOURAGE.

“No one is counting Woods out, even though the two-stroke penalty DOUBLED the margin he must overcome on Sunday  (April 14, 2013)”

According to Keegan Bradley, “If anybody can bounce back from a two-shot penaltyit’s Tiger”, obviously because he’s done it so many times

“Certainly CBS was PLEASED to have Woods around for two more rounds, knowing his presence would provide a BIG boost in THE RATINGS, again obviouslyTV programs ARE ALL ABOUT “ratings”.

Finally, Watney finished off: “I’m glad I DIDN’T have to make the decision. But I guess Tiger’s here, so that’s good for GOLF” and Tiger Woods’ EGO  

This is yet another EASY conclusion, because the issue again is not the golf, but whether or not Tiger Woods received preferential treatment because of his CELEBRITY STATUSAlso, “Players seem OK with” the Tiger Woods ruling, except DAVID DUVAL,KYLE THOMPSON and CURTIS STRANGE. Again, this reinforces the fact that Tiger Woods IS NOT a saint and that NOT everyone likes him/is a fan.  NO ONE SHOULD BE GIVEN A FREE RIDE


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