Where’s Tiger Woods? He certainly isn’t on the golf course when we’ve seen him play recently.
This weekend, The PGA Championship tournament is being played. Based on my schedule I’ve been able to watch much of this event, starting on Thursday the first day of it.
Tiger Woods played horribly both of the first two days, and therefore didn’t make the cut. During each of the press interviews after his respective rounds, he sounded totally perplexed about his results. He indicated that he is back to health after some physical challenges of the past few months. He couldn’t seem to understand what it could be.
Personally, I have always admired Tiger and the unique way he handled himself on the course. And probably not unlike others, I thought he had the same integrity in his personal life.
Without rehashing the horrible mess he’s gotten himself into on a personal level, isn’t it obvious that this is why Tiger is not on the course, not playing his game and basically not the Tiger Woods he was before November 2009?
As I was watching Tiger play on Friday the thought crossed my mind that if someone had been in a coma for a couple of years and then was watching Tiger Woods play golf this past week, they would not believe it. It’s almost like some bad movie, where the star wakes up from a bad dream and is back to how they were before. Except this is real and Tiger has messed up badly in his life.
One of the announcers said on Saturday, during the many hours of banter they need to do, that maybe Tiger needs to find a Zen spot and find himself again. I couldn’t agree more.
If you do have an opinion, what do you think about all of this?
This is a bit of a change from my typical Saturday posts, but I came across it and found it to be timely.
If you follow any kind of sports, you probably watch ESPN to give you a recap on everything. If you are a golfer, not only will you watch ESPN, but you also watch Golf Channel to get the golf news in-depth.
Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer in the world, this past week, fired his long-time caddie, Steve Williams. They had been together for twelve years and Steve was Tiger’s caddie for all but one of his major titles.
Have you ever used any golf aids on the practice tee?
After looking through some You Tube videos of golf commercials, I came across this one. I can hardly believe it. It’s obviously a take-off on the Nike Golf commercial of 1999 with Tiger Woods, in which my son, Jon Levy, played a significant role.
I laughed all the way through and then realized it’s a commercial for ‘shotsavers.com’ , which by the way, I couldn’t find when I checked.
FYI… Here is the original Nike commercial, which I have posted here before, but thought it was comical how they used the same concept for the one above.
In May of 1999 when my son Jonathan was newly out of college, he stumbled upon the opportunity to be Tiger’s ‘shadow’ in this Nike Golf commercial. A while back I came across the one minute video of the original commercial and posted it in this blog. He’s the one in the striped shirt.
Recently, thinking about the upcoming warm weather (will it really ever happen in Michigan?) I was checking out YouTube videos for golf and came across this shortened version, now thirty seconds.
Ironically, at the recent Bayhill PGA event this year, Jonathan had the opportunity of being one of the reporters (he’s now with GolfChannel.com) to stick the mike in front of Tiger to answer a question after his round. Fascinating how their paths have crossed over the years.
Recently I was having a conversation with friends and something made me remember the commercial my son made with Tiger Woods, for Nike Golf. It was first aired during the US Open in 1999.
Well, the wonders of the Internet. I was checking YouTube for something for today. I went from the singing doctors to golf bloopers. Then I decided to check to see if this commercial is on YouTube. And here it is:
My son is the one in the large stripe shirt right behind Tiger. That was a very big day in his life as you might imagine. It was made in early May 1999. Jonathan was there for twelve hours and Tiger was there for about half that time. That is the day that Tiger also made the commercial where he uses the club to hit the golf ball like a baseball hit.
The events surrounding this were magical. The interesting way he got the audition, the day itself and then about six months later being flown down to Orlando to do a photo shoot for a print spread for the Nike clothing line the following spring. I can hardly believe it was over ten years ago now. Time sure flies.