Geoff Ogilvy Sounds Off on Tiger, Brandel
By Torleif Sorenson on 12/4/13
2006 U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy is not afraid to share his opinions and thoughts, even if golf fans don't necessary agree with him.
In his latest op-ed for GolfWorld, the Aussie demonstrated this by tackling the Brandel Chamblee-Tiger Woods-cheating kerfuffle:
So I can't say I agree with what Brandel Chamblee had to say about Tiger. Not completely anyway. His was a pretty strong point of view, one I would hesitate to replicate when talking about anyone, never mind the best player of this generation. I certainly don't think Tiger is "cavalier" with the rules.Then, in a bit of balanced feedback, Ogilvy took Tiger to task for his less-than-illuminating interviews:
Much of what went on between Tiger and Brandel could have been avoided if Tiger would give open answers to questions -- "real" interviews, not just "nothing" interviews. Imagine how much clearer everything could have been if he had sat down after the Masters or the Players or the BMW Championship and run us through exactly what went on and what he was thinking. Not doing so only encouraged all kinds of rampant speculation and generally ill-informed conspiracy theories.Indeed, Tiger has done this before; he took several weeks before publicly responding to Fuzzy Zoeller's ill-advised "collard greens" joke following the 1997 Masters Tournament. His mea culpa "press conference" following revelations of his infidelity and cheating is a different matter, understandably. But it serves as another example of how Tiger is far less forthcoming with his thoughts and information than he really could be.
Ogilvy's opinion piece
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