I just read that Tiger’s skipping the PGA Grand Slam of Golf event in Bermuda to be with his baby daughter.
Let me say, I have no problem with his decision. I have 3 daughters and wish I’d been able to take 2 1/2 months off to be with them.
Of course, it would be nice if they weren’t babies and might have remembered or done more than eat, sleep and soil their diapers, which is about all young Sam can do right now. After all, she couldn’t make the trip to Bermuda, could she ? Maybe he can’t afford to take her.
He’s never skipped this event before, when he’s been eligible, so it’s a new twist from golf’s #1 player. But, and here’s the bad rub here for me, I’ll bet he doesn’t skip any corporate outings during that 2 1/2 months off, just PGA Tour events.
After the Tour Championship, Tiger will have worked 7 of 11 weeks. I personally will have worked 11 of the last 11 weeks, 7 days a week most of those and he should thank his gene pool for a job like he’s got.
I’d be playing all 11 weeks and kickin’ his butt except for L.O.F.T.
What’s L.O.F.T ? Lack of freakin’ talent !
Why are those corporations paying him all that money ? Because of his success on the PGA Tour.
Who gets the short end of that success ? The PGA Tour and their sponsors.
His personal sponsors don’t get skipped, because he can still do corporate outings while not playing that week, just like Phil did before the FedEx Cup event he skipped, so Tiger’s not the only one who does this.
Tour Pro’s should try to remember that if there wasn’t a Tour, they wouldn’t have those endorsement contracts. I can vouch for this, because I kick guys asses all the time at the local level and Phil Knight hasn’t sent me a damn dime !
C’mon guys. Quit welchin’ on the Tour and start skippin’ the corporate outings every now and then.