George Graham

Say What You Like, I Miss Tiger Woods

I know, I know, Tiger has been a bad boy and he deserves to have a bum knee, and so on…

But I must admit I miss the guy.

The U.S. Open is just not the same without him. Golf is just not the same without him. TV is just not the same without him.

Yes, Rory McIlroy (above, right) gave a spectacular performance yesterday, and I hope he can keep it up. And, yes, Phil the Thrill’s round was worthy of Seve Ballesteros – or even Houdini.

But think how much more dramatic it would be if Tiger (above, left) were there in the weeds, lurking, ready to pounce on Sunday!

I mean no disrespect to Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Martin Kymer, and the rest of the pack. They’re all very talented. But there’s no Tiger in that bunch.

They just don’t have the magic.

So hurry and get well, Tiger.

We miss you.


About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for