The Golf Writers of Association of America has announced their Players of the Year. Loren Roberts won for The Champions Tour, Jiyai Shin for the LPGA Tour and Tiger Woods ran away with the PGA Tour award. Tiger garnered 84% of the votes and it is the tenth time he has won. There is no truth to the rumor that they will change the name of the award to the “Playa of the Year” for Tiger.
The Wall Street Journal details the secret deal between the National Enquirer and Tiger which landed him on the front of Men’s Fitness Magazine in 2007. According to the WSJ, the photos the Enquirer had of Tiger and Mindy Lawton getting friendly in a parking lot in Orlando “were so poorly lit that it was nearly impossible to tell what the couple was doing in the parking lot, says one person who saw the pictures.” The Enquirer and its parent company appears to have bluffed Woods and his people into the cover and interview. It was the largest selling Men’s Fitness ever and the pictures that would have busted Tiger then, never saw the light of day.
Tim Finchem showed he does have a sense of humor during his state of the tour conference call on Thursday. He was flattered by the Saturday Night Live skit but swears he doesn’t use a flask. He said the tour had a strong year and will be strong in 2010 even without Tiger Woods. The Tour will even try a little 3-D Telecast during the Sony Open. I guess you have to try something to get those Tiger fans to tune in.