It's always dangerous when otherwise excellent sports writers try to cover golf, but at least you can sympathize with their plight. And then there's Mike Lupica, who really isn't excellent and who is frequently paid to write about golf. And I'm always left wondering why.
Case in point, from his New York Daily News column, courtesty of reader Tuco:
It will be interesting to see how Tiger Woods does at the PGA in Tulsa next month, because there are smart, informed golf guys I know who say he is burned out right now.Yep, that's a given. No Grand Slam under Hank's watch!
He's got the wrong swing coach, that's for sure.
His knee bothers him more than he lets on.
But this guy I talked to said that the biggest problem is that Tiger is simply a little burned out, after the long run he's had being ... Tiger!
Turns out it was Jerry Corzzinni, a runway technical supervisor at Teterboro who spotted Tiger rubbing his finger between his eyes, pinching the bridge of his nose during a particularly nasty post-FedEx Cup ad campaign launch luncheon in New York City.
Lupica gets all of the scoops.
Seriously, is must be nice to be burned out and still nearly win two majors!