Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tiger's fresh start


Ever wonder what Tiger Woods does when he's not playing golf? Not much, apparently.

From his press conference in San Diego yesterday:

Q. What did you do during your time off?
TIGER WOODS: I didn't do much of anything. I just hung around the house and just really chilled and just laid low.
Q. Did you do any skiing?

TIGER WOODS: I did, I went skiing. I went for about four or five days. That was it.
Q. Are you any good at it?

TIGER WOODS: Better than I was before.

Of course I'm not buying any of this. "Didn't do much of anything," is really Tiger speak for, "I hit balls for five hours a day."

Geoff Shackelford picks up on some of Woods' other comments, including his apparent disdain for the never-ending cycle of lengthening golf courses.

Donald Trump is apparently building a golf course near Scotland's Royal Aberdeen. Or not. Or maybe. Who knows?

Apparently The Donald was scouting out a site near Royal Aberdeen and Murcar to build a golf resort. Of course this would be the first links to sport massive, completely unnatural waterfalls. And surely Trump would proclaim, even before the course is open, that "some people feel this is the best golf course in Scotland." He won't devulge who those people are exactly.

Anyway, the whole plan has hit a snag -- or it might be that The Donald's organization is just threatening to walk in order to gain concessions.

Legal issues have shelved US tycoon Donald Trump's plan to develop a links golf course in Scotland. The American property billionaire was believed to have been looking at a course on the North-east coast.A senior aide of the Trump Organisation said the plan had run into legal complications that had stalled months of work.Mr Trump is now looking at Ireland instead, although a spokesman said Scotland still remained the location of choice.The news comes as a blow to Scottish golf and the tourism industry.Yesterday they were celebrating the news that last year's Open at St Andrews generated £72 million.The Trump Organisation
has never revealed the nature of its proposed leisure development, but it is thought to have been planning a world-class golf course capable of staging such events.

World class events? Like the suit and tie culture of the R&A would ever award an Open Championship to the likes of Trump. The whole sordid saga is here.

1 Comments:

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This gives me an idea...

Why don't the RCGA get Trump involved in our national championship?

We can rename it 'The Canadian Open presented by Trump' or 'The Trump Canadian Open.'

In addition to having his name acssociated with a 'national' championship - which he will love, he is also building a Trump building in downtown Toronto. He certainly will enjoy the publicity.

In return, RCGA will get the funding they direly need; have a powerful voice to lobby the PGA; not to mention innumerable hypes that Trump can generate.

 

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