August 3, 2009
Tiger / Serena: Real Champs Always Come To Play
Interesting article: "Real Champions Always Come To Play." Greg Couch writes a (sure to be controversial) article as it relates to Tiger Woods fighting at Non-major events and (in his opinion) Serena only fighting at Major events. Couch states "But she's not No. 1 because she only plays hard for four tournaments a year. The majors. Other than that, she rarely even bothers to stay in shape. Tiger is always in shape, always ready. And while he doesn't hold a major now, he still holds golf's No. 1 ranking. But it's shocking that Serena is the defending champ at Wimbledon, the U.S. and Australian Opens, but hasn't bothered to win a non-major in 16 months."
Couch also feels that it's all about respect and for that Tiger gets high marks. "Respect. That's the key word. Woods shows it for himself, his game, his tournament. You. Williams does not". Couch doesn't stop there, "Really, how insulting of Serena to keep doing this. People, in a tough economy, are paying big bucks to see the woman who won Wimbledon. Instead, she doesn't care enough about them to give them her best." Ouch! Click on the above link to view the article in its' entirety and feel free to post your comments here. I'd love to read your take on this one.