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Wednesday
Jul072010

Tom Watson Inside Tiger's Head!

It's just a shame these two couldn't play together in the Champions exhibition. Maybe in the Open itself instead?

Tom Pilcher of Reuters reports on Watson's latest comments:

“His life is a lot more complicated now. He doesn’t hear
 that absolute silence when he’s playing, and he mentioned when 
he’s playing his best he hears nothing,” the American 
eight-times major winner told a news conference on Wednesday.

“I’m sure there are things going on in his mind that make it 
very difficult for him.”

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Reader Comments (14)

Perhaps Watson should lend Woods his copy of "The Power of Positive Thinking" which he claimed helped him win his first major (The Open) in 1975.
Book worked wonders for me in high school golf, maybe Dr. Peale should have been the minister of golf during his time!
When he gets through this phase and accepts that he is the worlds best but is no MJ, then he might find peace.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterjstiles
Golf.com has a pretty measured take on the most recent comments that Watson made. And honestly there is nothing wrong with what Tom said. That being the case the golf.com (guess they are trying to be fair and balanced) story also provides a link to a not so flattering recap of some of Toms issues in his own life and him possibly being a hypocrite. Thats the articles word not mine.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
why would tom's experience with this sort of thing make these comments hypocritical rather than, say, informed?
07.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterthusgone
I'm kind of a Watson fan (the McCord-Augusta thing seemed really tightassed to me), not really a Tiger fan.

In all these comments, it kind of sounds like part of Tom is rooting against Tiger. That doesn't seem sporting, and is beneath such a great champion.

Although these comments are the most mild, it kind of seems like Tom is enjoying the pile on a little too much.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
I said "kind of" three times in that post. No Phi Beta Kappa for me.

No more posting while on the phone.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTighthead
Boys and girls... Isn't Watson statng the rather obvious?
07.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC
watson's a tool.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterredneck
A person with a sense of humor would have Watson and Woods play together in the first rounds of teh Open... and with John Daly as well.
07.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPhil the Author
i guess no writer has the guts to ask Watson if he feels hypocritical at all giving TW marriage-related advice
07.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterpt
Is Jack paying Tom to screw with Tiger's head?
07.7.2010 | Unregistered Commenterd.b.cooper
It's all about the TWs
07.8.2010 | Unregistered CommenterF. X. Flinn
I'm not sure why Watson seems compelled to weigh in, but his comments do make a lot of sense. An unquiet mind is not an asset on the golf course and there's plenty of reason to think that Tiger's got some toys rattling around in his attic these days. It will improve, but it's part of a long process, I'll guess...
07.8.2010 | Unregistered Commentertlavin

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