Talking Points: More about Tiger

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What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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A lot of golf fans are wondering why Tiger Woods still receives so much attention from the golf media. Why is he the lead story, even after missing the cut?

The simple answer is he remains the game’s biggest name. A few people might be wondering how Steve Stricker shot in a particular round. Everybody wants to know where Tiger is on the leaderboard.

Heck, even if he’s deep, deep, deep, as in five pages off the lead, on the leaderboard. And a lot of people are thrilled to see Tiger struggle.

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Besides all the major titles and then the epic personal meltdown, there is another reason Tiger Woods is still the biggest name in golf: No one else wants to be the biggest name in golf.

The last 12 major winners have been different players. Nine of them have been first-time major winners.

Of those 12 guys, seven missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Of those 12 guys, Phil Mickelson and his 1-over score is the best of the bunch. That puts him in a tie for 26th place, six shots off the lead.

With two rounds to play in the final major of 2011, Jason Dufner and Keegan Bradley are your leaders.

Who? Yeah, no kidding.

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Remember the football coach who screamed: “I’m a man. I’m 40!”?

Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State once screamed at reporters, asking them to go ahead and attack him, because he was a man, but not one of his players. The coach does not like reporters, nor contractors who wear the wrong kind of shirt.

Gundy hired Brent Loveland to do some work in his home, but Loveland showed up wearing an Oklahoma shirt. Loveland says he was fired from the job and is suing Gundy.

“How dare you come into my house and offend my wife,” Gundy allegedly told the contractor.

Yikes. Be a man! You’re 44 now.

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