I don’t pay uber-close attention to the golf season, but The Masters just ended yesterday, and I always try to keep up with it. It’s one of the biggest events in modern sports, and definitely the most prominent in golf.
So when Tiger Woods began talking up a 2008 Grand Slam to the media early this year, people took note and watched his every move (even more so than usual) this year at the first major.
For the non-golf fans out there, there are dozens of tournaments per year, but only four “Majors.” First it’s The Masters, then the U.S. Open, the Open Championship (also known as the British Open), and the PGA Championship. If you win all four in one year, it’s called the “Grand Slam.” Tiger won all four in a row, but not in the same year, resulting in what a ton of snarky journalists refer to as the “Tiger Slam.”
So when Tiger just couldn’t make it happen and ended 3 strokes behind the eventual winner, Trevor Immelman, the rest of the year, it could be argued, just got a little bit boring.
So Tiger had this to say: “I learned my lesson there with the press. I’m not going to say anything.”
Well, everyone will still expect it eventually, Tigro.