Readers say Tiger Still Has a Lot to Learn
Tiger Woods’ celebratory gestures after his victory in the U.S. Amateur were overblown and unseemly. He did everything but spike the ball, leaving his opponent, Steve Scott, little opportunity to congratulate him. There’s no place for “in your face” in golf, the last gentleman’s sport.
There is little doubt that pound for pound, Tiger Woods is one of the best golfers in the U.S. today and probably worth every penny of the millions he will be paid. I hope he takes part of that treasure and takes a course in sportsmanship. After sinking the winning putt, not once did he offer his hand to Steve Scott or mention him in his TV interview. Tiger knows golf, but he has a lot to learn about being a good winner.
ROBERT M. ROSE
Tiger Woods is the greatest American amateur golfer. With no disrespect to Bobby Jones, golf during the 1920s was a recreation for the very few and very rich. In the 1990s, golf is played by millions. The quality of competition today is beyond anything that could be imagined in the 1920s.
Sports reporters have probably already blighted Tiger Woods’ professional golf career beyond repair. In their irrational mania to create sports “supermen,” they have fixed things so that no matter what Woods accomplishes as a pro, it will not be good enough.
DAVID J. SIMMONS