monkeynaut, on 23 April 2012 - 09:43 AM, said:
Okay. For the sake of discussion, when Tiger won the Chevron in December, there were some who dismissed it based on the limited field. Tiger had to remind people at Bay Hill that he'd won a few months before.
Still, that field had 17 players in the Top 50 (and one that was 51). There was criticism of the OWGR points that would be accumulated.
So, if Tiger padded his resume by winning weak field events and used those wins to give credibility to his new swing would the same people defending Lee be just as devout in defending Tiger?
If Tiger, by extension, used wins on slow greens to distract from his weak, as of late, flat stick would it be as acceptable?
It seems that the excuses given, for Lee, would be instantly called out as being Tiger FanBoy Apologist Fodder, if we substituted the names of the golfers on this thread.
Lots of stuff in here that is reaching. No offense.
There were many here that defended Tiger in that win. Were they the same people? no because typically the Tiger fans have something against Lee (due in part to his playing overseas). Lee had a very similar win at the Nedbank. But yeah, that Chevron win was and still is defended.
I'm not sure that Lee is using said wins as a "distraction" as this event gets very little fanfare, if any. In fact the only discussion about it is this thread. I can't speak for the hows and whys of the owgr as it related to other tours. But his play has stacked up well in the US so far this year. But it begs the question...why would he pad his stats? It's not going to help him win the Masters or the Open(s) or the PGA. Not to mention that the "stats" don't count on The PGA or European Tours.
I don't see any excuses as NOBODY in Lee's camp is making as big a deal as some want to believe they are. Nobody. I haven't seen anywhere that he is using this as validation, or a distraction or a self fluffing mission.
He got paid to play there, he is the defending champ (again) and he got the winner's check. Nobody is gushing over this win like you seem to think they are. Honestly, no one cares save for Lee probably.
Edited by Vindog, 23 April 2012 - 10:53 AM.