By: David Lamm
For decades, the PGA Tour has tried to convince sports fans golfers were athletes.
Then Tiger Woods came along in 1996 and solved some of the problem. Tiger was as obsessed with showing the world he could be both a great athlete as well as a great golfer. He spent as much time in the weight room as the driving range.
Soon to follow were such outstanding golfers-athletes as Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. There are still a few stringbeans and chubbies on Tour, but most players are reasonably fit.
So, what’s my point? Glad you asked.
What’s with all the crying? In no other sport do their athletes boo-who like they do in golf.
Calm down, calm down.
I know its 2020 and its okay for men cry. Tom Hanks’ character in “A League of Their Own” was wrong when he said, “There’s no crying in baseball.”
But golfers are taking the tears over the top. You don’t see Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes or LeBron James crying do you?