Writer's Q&A: Was it alright for Tiger Woods to skip the Memorial
Tournament after having a knee scoped?
Bill Smith: Woods has one and only one goal—to beat the
majors record of Jack. Any player of any sport must do whatever it takes to get
into top condition to play at the highest level even if that means missing a
tournament as respected as the Memorial.
Ryan Leonardo: I'm not too sure. Sometimes it may take a little while longer
for some to recover from the minor operation, but it's probably more a
precaution than anything.
Eric Geier: Tiger is going to do what Tiger wants, he can do
no wrong. He'll come back when he's good and ready. Personally, I don't see how
someone can be out that long with a knee problem playing golf. After
all, it's golf.
Pete Quint: I have
been wondering if the Memorial hasn't lost some of its luster in the past five
or so years. It just seams that the
stars have been reluctant to appear lately.
If they do show up that all say that they are doing this for Jack or
it's Jack's tournament. The Memorial
used to be considered a "non-major" major and all the stars came out
to play. Now that he is retired and becoming further removed from the game are players
forgetting what Jack ment to the game?
Steve Patterson: I agree that the Memorial is a great
warm-up for the US Open and it makes a lot of sense for all the best players
to compete in the tournament hosted by the best player ever. I believe the tournament has 8 of the top 10
world players playing this year. But everyone wants to see Tiger and there’s
not a great reason for him to be skipping.