ANOTHER SPORTING MISCARRIAGE?
Fresh off the BCS shocker where the consensus #1 ranked college football team was bypassed for the championship game, Tiger Woods has been voted PGA Golfer of the Year over Vijay Singh, who not only placed ahead of Woods in three of four Majors but also was ahead of Tiger on the money list. Indeed, Woods is essentially an exhibition golfer nowadays, playing a handful of tournaments and concentrating his efforts on the major tournaments.
I’m not sure who deserved the honor this year. Tiger is clearly the game’s MVP in that those of us who are casual fans are much more likely to tune into a tournament if Woods is in the hunt to win. But I’m not sure that a guy who played in only 18 events, didn’t win a Major, and didn’t top the money list should be Player of the Year.