Here’s this week’s What It Means:
Ian Poulter Winning in Hong Kong and Shooting 60 in the Process: He’s a very good golfer. I think a lot of people already knew that. But what is going to be interesting to see is, with parity reigning in golf and the number one ranking as wide open as its ever been in the Tiger Woods era, can someone like a Poulter live up to their potential? Some guys will feast on this and put themselves up there (Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood already have), while some may fold under the pressure. If Poulter can stay healthy, watch out.
Tiger Woods Joining Twitter, Writing an Article for Newsweek and Going on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning: I may be one of the biggest Tiger Woods fans out there but one thing must be made clear from the start: what happened starting on last Thanksgiving is a blow to Tiger’s resume that he may never be able to replace.
That being said, doing PR blitzes like he seems to be currently on can do some good, but for a fiercely private guy like Tiger who won’t give you much besides “I’m a much better person now than I was a year ago,” only one thing will do Tiger good in the public eye: winning. Winning, and winning alone.
Louis Oosthuizen Reportedly Joining the PGA Tour for 2011: Ehh, not trying to be mean to a guy that played fantastic this summer to win the British Open but I’d like to see prolonged success out of him before I say this is a big deal.
In other words, I don’t think he’ll be drawing droves of fans to any tour event in 2011. Sorry, Louis.
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Written by Jeremy Schilling
I'm a recent college graduate from Quinnipiac University who loves golf, sports, music and the news.