Over this past weekend Tiger Woods was fined for spitting during the final round of the golf tournament out in Dubai. Spitting is against the rules on the European Tour and since he violated the rule he was fined, Tiger also went on Twitter and apologized for it. So I wanted to see what the fuss was all about, and here is the video.
The part that caught by eye about the story were the comments by the commentator Ewen Murray of Sky Sports. Here is what he had to say about it during the broadcast. "Disgusting, what he has just done there, but there are some parts of him that are just arrogant and petulant. Somebody now has to come behind him and maybe putt over his spit. It does not get much lower that that." "One of the ugliest things you will ever see on a golf course." So after reading this I did some research to find out who the hell is Ewen Murray since he seems to have such a stance and does not mind getting on his soap box. I have a feeling Ewen would never say any of this to Tiger's face, no doubt! Seems like another opportunity to kick a man when he is down, does no one spit on the golf course. There are a lot of so-called "rules of the game" when it comes to golf or the unwritten rules. Just get your nose out of the air and realize what you are talking about before you shoot off at the mouth. I guess he is European so he thinks he is better than everyone else, do not think that spitting on the golf course constitutes you getting on your high-horse. Here is Ewen's article on the skysports website, he speaks of a disgrace to the game, etc. Ewen look in the mirror, I guess you are perfect. Also, I was looking for your article on the players that smoke cigarettes on the course and could not find any, to me that is way worse than someone spitting, which happens on every hole, you just happened to be following Woods when he did it.
Tiger has a lot of work to do in his personal life, which is his life and who are we to comment on it, but starting to dig at the guy for spitting to this level is irresponsible as a journalist and commentator.