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April 7, 2007
Pulliing for Tiger?
As Tiger Woods has been making his third round climb up the leaderboard, it's hard not to notice that the CBS broadcast team is obviously pulling for Woods to win. Several times one of the CBS crew said that it appears like Woods is destined ascend to the top of the leaderboard, perhaps by the end of the day. I realize that Woods drives ratings and having the world's greatest player in contention makes it fun for fans and media alike. But the TV folks need to stop rooting for good things to happen for Woods.
It is a little unfair to players like Stuart Appleby and Jerry Kelly who are both playing great golf.
Appleby in particular is playing very well. He's a very good player who has all the skills needed to win a major, he just hasn't done it before. But these conditions are to his liking and I will not be surprised if he finally holds on and becomes the first Australian to win the Masters title.
It's amazing to watch the greatest players in the world have to grind as hard as they have this week.
Seeing how tough the course is playing, I'm actually glad that I'm not in the running to play in the media tournament on Monday.