More fiery reaction to our coverage of Woods
No one gets more attention in the press than Tiger; and none of our stories get more comment than those about him. A Tiger column by Dan Jenkins in the December issue continues to draw critical comment (see a couple of late arrivals below). A John Feinstein book excerpt about Woods in Golf Digest's January issue, just on newsstands, is drawing loads of comment here and elsewhere. Yesterday we posted an email from an angry reader appalled by the excerpt. Today we have letters from two readers who liked it. On our partner site, Golfwrx.com, a thread about Feinstein's piece
is 7 pages long. On Golfchannel.com
, there were almost 600 comments as of yesterday about a similar Tiger column by Feinstein. Wow.
First, on the Feinstein excerpt.
I applaud John Feinstein for his article on Tiger Woods. I was hoping for the word "coward" in his piece, but alas not this time. May I suggest that NBC Sports and the Golf Channel be apprised of the content. They apparently are uninformed of Woods' early tour actions and lifestyle heretofor hidden by the press.
Fort Worth, TX
I want to thank you for the John Feinstein article in your January 2012 issue. I will definitely buy his book. It's really helped me understand why I can't stand Tiger. It is absolutely refreshing to read something other than the "perfect" Tiger that the media presents, TV included. Thank you for printing this article. I had to read it twice just to make sure it said what it said.
Now, the readers who found the Jenkins December column out of bounds:
I am so sick and tired of reading Dan Jenkins berating Tiger Woods issue after issue. Can you not try something different? The man messed up, we got it! It is time to lay off him I mean he just won a tournament again. I have never read anything written by Dan Jenkins that is complimentary or positive about Tiger Woods. I mean is he racist?? Please adjust his writing so his stupid 32 questions don't always revolve around TW and his former wife....I mean seriously he still writes about Elin when that was 2 years ago. If I don't see changes I will definitely not subscribe again because I can get everything I need anyways online. Seeing his articles make me want to just immediately toss the magazine in the trash.
I found the Dan Jenkin's article on "Tiger Woods texting" very inappropriate. If it was his attempt to be funny it missed the mark by a mile. I am confident that Golf Digest can find better articles to publish.
St. Augustine, FL
More to come...I'm sure.