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Mar
11
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Ryo: Schmaltz magnet

Sports journalism loves a narrative. A sick wife, a troubled family, maybe a rebound from drug addiction or alcoholism: any grain of human interest that can lend shape or broader appeal to the unglamorous reality of– let’s be honest here– poorly dressed men wandering around a field hitting white balls with sticks. We love it, yes, but it doesn’t make copy in the way a soaring tale of undying love or redemption does. Sometimes, though, the search for the sentimental heart of a tournament leads to instances of gross insensitivity.

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Mar
10
2011
By Conor Nagle under Tiger Woods

Not coming back: Tiger at the 2000 US Open

The publication of a couple of prominent articles this week (Cameron Morfit at GOLF.com, Lawrence Donegan in The Guardian) on the prospect of a golfing world no longer defined by the dominance of Tiger Woods would seem to suggest that the golfing media’s year-long bout of bad faith with regard to all things Tiger may finally be rumbling to a close.

And not a moment too soon, either, for the longer the industry labours under the mass delusion that Tiger’s on his way back to the top, the more long-term damage it does to the image and marketability of the game.

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