I watched too much of the PGA- why I put myself through that torture I'll never know. This Tiger thing is getting ridiculous. I'm sorry, but I simply can't accept that this one particular golfer-who just happens to be the most overhyped creature and favorite "athlete" of our mainstream press-is THAT much better than all the other professional golfers. It's SO predictable- whatever hapless white is paried with Tiger in the last round just collapses in his presence. Luke Donald had par or birdie putts lip out on THREE consecutive holes in the most crucial part of the final round. It was enough to bring to mind truly paranoid notions of electronic devices installed in the holes. As for Phil Mickelson, I am now going on record stating that he will never win another major. Something really "smelled" about his almost impossible collapse at the U.S. Open. Remember, at that time, he was on top of the Golf world, and Tiger was at his lowest point. If Phil wins that U.S. Open, it's three straight majors (almost a "Tiger Slam," though it's doubtful anyone would have given it quite the same amount of attention), and he has to be considered the #1 golfer in the world. Instead, he loses the title in a truly incomprehensible way, and has yet to bounce back (and, imho, never will). If one believes in as many conspiracy theories as I do, you might even think Mickelson was forced to blow that Open. I know I'm ranting, and none of this makes any sense, but even with white self-esteem at an all-time low, and black self-esteem at an all-time high, it just isn't possible that EVERY golfer chokes in the presence of the almighty Tiger. It also isn't possible that this one particular golfer never seems to make any mistakes, and even when he does, miraculously recovers and still makes par. Jack Nicklaus made lots of mistakes, and blew many majors (a little known fact is his amazing 19 second-place finishes in majors), but when he's in contention, Tiger just doesn't do that. Sorry, but I just don't believe that is real. Can you all imagine what it would do for white self-confidence, and how the jock-sniffing media would react, if a Mickelson took on Tiger head-to-head in the final round of a major and outworked him, causing Tiger to collapse? But it just seems like, in Don King's America, that kind of thing can't happen. Call it years of brainwashing, or lack of self-confidence, or whatever, but the more paranoid among us cannot be blamed for thinking even professional golf could perhaps be fixed.