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Official Proof Tiger is Done

Tiger Woods’ career has been fun to follow. Accordingly, I’d grown to believe he was invincible. Jack Nicklaus’ majors record was just a matter of time, right?

Tiger_Woods_2007 Tiger in better days

Well, not so fast. At least if you’re paying attention to this recent Aurora Borealis of bellwethers that indicates a clear passing of the torch: Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 golfer in the world, will be on the cover of EA Sports’ new PGA Tour golf video game set to be released in June for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

In other words, the voice of pop culture has spoken.

I’m still hoping for a Tiger resurgence. Sadly, he continues to age while the field remains the same age. Golf’s equivalent of long in the tooth.

Miller on Target

Coming from a construction background, one of my pet peeves has always been the misuse of construction terms. Like “cement” when someone is referring to “concrete.” Remember, concrete is a mixture of rock, sand, and cement. So I was pleased that Johnny Miller recently referred to a sandtrap mess on a rainy day as “slurry.”

The other announcer chuckled and asked Miller if he had made up the word, to which Miller promptly noted that “slurry” was a concrete term. Nice going Johnny!

Slicing the Garlic

Big news for GoodFellas fans. Many of the featured stars from the mob classic, including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino, will reunite for a panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

According to the schedule, a screening of the movie will take place at New York’s Beacon Theatre. A question-answer session moderated by Jon Stewart will follow. One can only hope someone will ask Paulie how, in fact, he was able to slice the garlic so thin.

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