Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Things that make you go hmmm...

I love coincidences. Good ones usually are fraught with controversies and ulterior motives.

Take the 6-month drop in gas prices right up to election night. Was it speculators that artificially pumped-up the price of oil to meet the spot futures contracts during the hurricane season?
Or was it just the good ole GOP and the White House gang hitting us little guys below the belt yet again, only to lower the prices to garner our votes.

Coincidence? Hmmm.

While these coincidences are great debate-fodder for the Newsweek's and Wall Street Journal's of the world...there are other debatable ulterior motives that can be found in the Golf and Golf Digest's of the world.

Take the news that previously (as in a couple days ago) wore-out Tiger Woods has suddenly recovered enough (as in right now) to fly half-way around the globe to participate in this weekends Champions Tour in Shanghai. He will be playing in the richest event in Asia to help kick off the 2007 European Tour season.

You'd probably say to yourself: "Hey that's great news! There's never anything good on at 1 in the morning on The Golf Channel...but this will be on... and the wife's out of town this weekend....GET THE SIX PACKS BOY'S, WE'RE PULLIN' AN ALL-NIGHTER!!!!

And that would be the end of it.

But intelligent readers of MyDailySlice know that I know that's not the end of it. (Ya'll are so perceptive!)

There is also news this week that Tiger Woods is starting his own golf design firm. Tiger announced that he will follow in the same footsteps as other great golfers, and go on to develop courses around the world.
Tiger wasn't specific about the where-or-when of what continent he would stick his first pin, but he did divulge that his company is looking for land to buy.

I'm putting two-and-two together here, and betting his first course will be in China.

Are there any bookies here that want my action?

Obviously, Tiger is surrounded by financial geniuses. They know that China has the most under-developed land on the planet. Add to the fact that Shanghai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world...oh, did I also mention that over half-a-million Chinese play golf? Tiger's consultants also know there are another billion golfers over there, just looking for tee times, but can't find any.
Put all this together and you suddenly see an ulterior motive to just picking up an appearance fee.

Or maybe he's flying over there just to win the $5 million dollar prize.

Coincidence? Hmmmm.

Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,


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