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Old 06-25-2015, 06:26 PM   #21
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I like him.
He plays left-handed.
He almost hit my wife with a shot at the SHO one year and apologized.
He hits a pink driver.
He's kinda long.
Good points, he is fun to watch. His wife seems nice, too, a regular person.
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The thing that most bothers me is that these guys have a lot of kids worshiping them as heroes & many emulate their behaviors.[/QUOTE]


It didn't hurt me any. I grew up worshiping Tommy Bolt. I still dress to the nines, cuss and throw clubs on the course.


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He addressed this issue a few months ago. He said he didn't realize he was coming across as such a jerk and was a bit embarrassed by it. He said he would work on his behavior and improve it. Time will tell I guess.


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There are many golfers out there that fit this bill. Most of these pros go all "Shooter McGavin" when the camera is on them.
Ask around enough and you'll hear the same things being said about Phil Mickelson, Tiger, etc.
Hopefully having kids of his own now helps straighten out Bubba and helps keep him grounded.
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One would think with money and fame some of these guys would get a handler or at minimum some type of charm school training.
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It seems to me that celebrities are the same as the rest of us... some are inherently nice and others are inherently nasty.

I've always thought that one's true character is reflected in the way one treats people of lesser means and status. Pleases, thank yous and the like are pretty easy to do and cost nothing.

While I really like everything I hear/read about Jordan Spieth being well grounded and he certainly seems quite well put together in interviews, I hope that success doesn't go to his head like it seems to have with Bubba and Tiger. There are enough jerks in the world, we don't need any more.
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Jordan is so grounded and also appears to have been educated in facing life in the public. I imagine he will stay the course. But for popularity of the game ironically a consistent pairing of "good" vs "evil" always creates more interest.
I read the article and it actually reminded me of the total opposite that has occurred with Arnold Palmer. People realizing later how rude they were by being a bit too excited to see and interact with him. They always commented on how patient and accommodating he was. Even to this day from what I have read, he has kept every correspondence from anyone who has written him and has returned an autographed request.


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He is obviously really good at what he does and the article is a little mean-spirited and gossipy to me in that none of his unlikeable attributes affect anyone (and his caddy is still his caddy so his being upset with him couldn't have bothered him that much).
+1, I felt that the article was a bit of a hatchet job.
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+1, I felt that the article was a bit of a hatchet job.
Did you the entire article?
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Bubba, that's a funny name for a grown man... Kinda like Tiger
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Perhaps there is a subliminal inferiority complex associated with having an odd name that makes people act like jerks. J. Diddy might be another example.
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Bubba won
It's like Rickie Fowler winning after a media report of being overrated. If Bubba was reading EA.org like he should, he must be feeling vindictive right about now.

For the record, I watched LPGA for equally thrilling finish. Hate to see Lewis keep falling short (she has 1/2 dozen 2nd & 3rd place finishes this year without a win) which she did it again this weekend.
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...If Bubba was reading EA.org like he should, he must be feeling vindictive right about now. ...
Sort of like how he trash talked a spectator yesterday. I admire his skill, but not his personality.
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Sort of like how he trash talked a spectator yesterday. I admire his skill, but not his personality.
That was where the fan told him to hit a 4 iron?


Fans aren't supposed to interact with the players anyway.
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I think when your job is hitting a little white ball around a big field in search of a little hole 72 times, while trying to avoid trees, sand and water, it is bound to make you a little grumpy. Tennis has fewer grumps. And Pro Sports have the whole spectrum of personalities.
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Definitely off topic, but I was at a Stars games some years ago, I believe again the Blackhawks. Some overly-inebriated fellow on the first row was talking trash to the Hawks players, all the while bouncing off the glass, puffing his chest. I remember thinking how "bad" he was behind that glass, apparently unaware that those guys make a living hitting each other with hockey sticks...
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Yes sir, Bubba pulled one out. Saw a pull hook on Saturday that could have just as easily hit a house two blocks over but the ball bounced off a tree and into a trap. When the golf Gods are smiling, life is good, even for an asshat like Watson.
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That was where the fan told him to hit a 4 iron?


Fans aren't supposed to interact with the players anyway.

Ya, Golf isnt the place for the idiot fans to engage with the players. Though Its not something that has never happened before. Arnie's fans in Pittsburg at a US Open, I believe, were holding big signs next to sand traps displaying "hit it here Jack" and yelling "miss it" and "Fat Jack".


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Every pro tournament I've been to has rules and stipulations printed on back of the gallery pass. One of them is not interacting with the players during the course of a round. That begins on the practice tee and ends when the player exits the scoring tent.
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