Tiger Wins Again...Do You Like It?

Woods back on top but still polarizes sports fans

The Fan Morning Show
April 15, 2019 - 11:21 am
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Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- After multiple back and knee surgeries, a personal roller coaster ride that included mistresses, presciption drugs and crashing cars into fire hydrants, Tiger Woods is back on top.

Woods won The Masters for the first time in 14 years on Sunday, winning his first Major Championship in 11 years. 

It's being hailed as one of the best comeback stories in sports history. 

But that doesn't mean everyone roots for him. 

The Fan Morning Show discussed the Masters win from Tiger Monday morning and it is clear that Woods still polarizes sports fans and observers. 

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Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack agreed that when Tiger Woods is in it, when he's playing well and gunning for another win, it's nothing but gold for the game of golf. Ratings are sky high, money coming in sky rockets, players paychecks grow, we're treated to bigger and better drama. Everybody wins. 

Chris said that while he was watching on Sunday, he found himself rooting for Tiger because of what an amazing accomplishment it was for Woods to come back from all his injuries at age 43 with a decade plus of time in between Major victories and do it at Augusta National, no less.

Colin said that while he can appreciate the athletic feat, "it's almost sacrilegious if you're not this enormous Tiger fan. Tiger Army feels you're doing something wrong. It's OK to not like him. I totally appreciate from a medical standpoint all he's come back from, it doesn't mean I had to root for him, though."

Colin said that he really can't separate all the things he has done in his personal life to bring himself to root for Tiger to have success. He says he didn't really care for Tiger even before those things because of how he carried himself.

Chris said, "You can hate the stuff that Tiger did to accelerate his own downfall and still be excited by him winning. You can have both. You can suspend reality for a couple of moments if you're a fan of golf and put it to the side and say, 'I can still appreciate what this guy did because physically he was limited by injury to the point where he could barely get up out of bed for a year or two, and now here he is back on the mountaintop where he started.'" 

How do you feel about Tiger Woods having success again? Do you root for him?            

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