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I've seen it all now

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by joe_schmoe, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    I am pretty sure I just read an International advance and umm, until the recent writethru quoting Mickelson, the only freakin golfer mentioned is one who isn't playing.

    An advance on trying to attract Tiger to next year's event. No mention of when this year's begins, no mention of who IS in this year's. Nice. My editor would probably fire me on the spot if I turned that it.

    Someobday please just tell me I'm wrong and I completely overlooked something. I can accept that. I've been awake since 5 a.m. I'm tired.
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    "Writer, lick balls. Lick balls, writer."

    Nothing new here.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    For some reason, DyePack always talks about licking balls when commenting on Tiger Woods stories. Draw your own conclusions.
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    As much as I'd like to have a sophisticated golf readership .. the general public will care about:

    1) is Tiger playing this week?


    2) why isn't Tiger playing this week?

    True golf fans will care who wins regardless. The fly-by-night fans only care about Tiger and Phil. Sadly, we tend to have to cater to the latter.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The only conclusion to draw:

    Consistent coverage for someone not participating in an event or someone out of contention has to stem from something.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Every year the International tournament seems to have more stories on problems organizers have of attracting the top names on the PGA Tour. I do know Els, Goosen and others usually play in it.

    Tiger doesn't play it because -- Buick doesn't sponsor it, it's not a major, it's usually right before a major and he doesn't play in most PGA Tour events.


    It's that damn scoring system employed at this tournament.
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    This is a story at this tournament every year, largely because the owner of Castle Pines CC, an old, rich guy named Jack Vickers, makes it one.

    Vickers is one of those crusty old farts who thinks because he has more money than God, he should get whatever the hell he wants. Two years ago, the Denver Post did a story quoting Vickers in full whine mode lamenting the fact Tiger won't play in his tournament and demanding a new date from the PGA Tour so Tiger will play.

    From the latest story....

    "When we started off this event we had all the players. It's a little different now today," Vickers said. "I think we still have all the players for the most part. But we're missing one guy — the most important guy."

    This is the same quote he gave the Post two years ago.

    Claws for Concern pointed out several of the reasons Tiger doesn't play (and probably won't) play the International any time soon. Let me add another one: even though he's played there before, it's doubtful Tiger wants to play in a tournament at that high of an elevation right before a major for what it does to his swing.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    It's all true.
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