I may be a day late with this, but i did write it last night...
Adam Scott posts a big win at Firestone and Stevie Williams, Tiger's newest Ex, gets the interview. Ok, what the hell?
Amazed at how self-indulged star Stevie was during his interview, I found relief in reading that columnist Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com “counted 27 uses of I, me and my by Williams in his 90-second interview—with only one mention of Scott.” With an axe to grind and the possibility of a new book, this cunning “megalomaniac” caddie may have another agenda.
Tiger became America's pinata since his booty call nearly two years ago. His combined ignorance and arrogance planted a seed of angst with all those who worshiped his almighty existence, excusing his condescending behavior as Zen-like mind control. Certainly when the chicks–hit-the-fan, much of his fandom felt betrayed. Many still do. Why else would consumer-driven ESPN continue to show missed putt after putt by Tiger? These same people want to see him struggle.
This brings me to my question: Where along the lines of those missed putts did we lose site of all that is well and good? Is this Original Sin at work? Are we truly a fallen people resorting to a default mentality full of envy and dishonor? Does our thirst for dirt have us wading through the mire to find helpless cadavers of disgraced hero’s to feed upon? Why do we choose to care?
The obvious: Williams’ showed his arse stealing Adam Scott’s limelight as he stroked his ego to the media. William’s was 27 times the jerk for using the wrong pronoun in his interview. Tiger? Not even going there. His bad karma could fill every deep bunker at St. Andrews. So what’s the “take home” Homey?
Best advice and the final word came from one of our own, Pam Arrington, a 7-year member here at Positive Stress Workout. Pam explained, in the simplest terms, that without allowing God in our lives, we're bound to struggle a bit. As for our attention to the devious, she paraphrased Philippians 4:8 (I checked, she nailed it) : “whatsoever things are true, honest, just pure lovely, of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Thanks be to God.