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Pop? Pops?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by The Rules of Golf, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. If a guy were writing a headline using the above reference to Earl Woods, would it be 'Pop' or 'Pops'? Dougie has it as Pops, but some other places of stature has it as Pop. Thoughts? Bueller?
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Pop. Absolutely positively.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Fuerte told me to come over here and answer here, but all I had was that Ferguson said it was "Pops."

    That's how I've always heard it...but that doesn't mean shit.
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    I seem to remember Tiger referring to him as Pops and The Golf Channel said tonight that he got emotional when they were walking down (up?) the 18th fairway and Steve Williams leaned over and said, "This one was for Pops."
  5. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Same thing. Always have heard "Pops"
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    It's Pop. No question.

    I'm actually holding one of Earl's books in my hand, and Tiger's own introduction calls him Pop.

    A quick google brought up these:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/masters05/news/story?id=2034402  ("This one's for you, Pop," said a misty-eyed Woods moments before slipping on his favorite piece of golf attire -- a green Masters jacket.)

    http://www.nytimes.com/iht/2006/07/20/sports/IHT-20rtiger.html ("There were more questions Tuesday as Woods met the press in Hoylake. "I've come to terms with it, there's no doubt about that," he said of his father's death. "It's not like I can pick up the phone and call him and say, 'Pop, what do you think about my putting stroke?'")

  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Pops is a very very popular term for "Dad" now. Very popular.

    I think either one would do. To say it's definitely not "pops" though, is wrong.
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