Holding warns: Consult players first before sacking coach Pybus

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Fast-bowling legend Michael Holding has warned the new Cricket West Indies (CWI) leadership against axing interim head coach Richard Pybus ahead of next month’s ICC World Cup without first consulting the players.Holding, now a well-respected television broadcaster, said the current players were the ones who stood to be impacted most by such a substantive personnel change and therefore needed to give their input in any such decision.Pybus, a controversial appointment to the post last January, is widely expected to be replaced prior to the May 30 to July 14 showpiece in England.“I wouldn’t say right now that we need to change everything. We need to analyse before we have knee-jerk reactions and kick out everybody and change everything,” Holding to i95.5FM radio here.“We need to sit down and analyse. The people that are coming in – the president (Ricky Skerritt) and the new vice-president (Dr Kishore Shallow) – need to sit down with everybody at various times.”He continued: “I am hearing them talk about changing the coach for the World Cup. You need to sit down with the current players now and have a discussion with them and say to them ‘what do you think?’, because they are the ones who are going to be affected.“We sitting down in our living rooms watching, we won’t be affected – the players will be ones to be affected. They (Skerritt and Shallow) need to sit down with them, have a frank discussion, ask them what they think – if they think it is a wise decision or if they are happy to continue with the way things are.”Pybus, a former director of cricket, replaced Stuart Law as head of the Caribbean side for England’s tour of the Caribbean this year, overseeing their shock 2-1 win in the three-Test series.The Englishman’s appointment was met with pushback from several CWI directors, with Skerritt during the election campaign noting his discomfort with the manner in which the decision had been made.And only last week, leading regional academic and UWI vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, argued that a Caribbean coach should lead the Windies at the World Cup.Holding, who claimed 249 wickets in 60 Tests, said any decisions made on the coaching role should be made with the long-term future of West Indies cricket in mind.“You don’t go into a business and just change everything. You’ve got to go into the business, study how the business operates and deal with the people that are in there and find out how things need to be changed. I’m not saying don’t change anything – what I am saying is do not have a knee-jerk reaction,” Holding contended.“What is the World Cup? One tournament. We’re talking about West Indies cricket and the future of West Indies cricket. Do we only want to win the World Cup? We need to think about the future of West Indies cricket. The World Cup is in a couple months’ time, what happens after the World Cup?”Skerritt’s election has been widely viewed as a positive development, especially with outgoing president Dave Cameron having become widely unpopular during his three terms in charge.But Holding said it was important the new CWI leadership engage in wide consultation ahead of fundamental changes.“They also need to sit down with administration, the people who actually work and are paid by the West Indies cricket board (and ask) what do you think? How do you think we should move forward? The financial controller, the CEO, the head of coaching – all of those people,” the Jamaican said.“It is a long process … (they need to) see what needs to be fixed, see what needs to be changed.”last_img read more

Badgers begin postseason

first_imgAs the Midwestern weather heats up, the Wisconsin women’s golf team heads into postseason play this weekend looking to build on some strong performances. The squad will compete in the Big Ten Championships beginning Friday at the Penn State Golf Courses in University Park, Pa.Head coach Todd Oehrlein says his team is ready to head east and compete on a fine golf course after a solid regular reason.“We’re excited about moving forward,” Oehrlein said. “The golf course … is in very good shape [and] came through the winter great over at Penn State, so we’re looking forward to it.”Oehrlein says he sees no reason the Badgers shouldn’t go into the championships with high expectations.“I don’t think a top-half finish is out of the question,” he said. “I think that’s something that is a goal moving forward.”Last weekend the Badgers finished fifth at the Lady Buckeye Invitational in Columbus. Among the eight participating Big Ten teams, Wisconsin placed fourth. The performance gives the team an indication of where it stands relative to some of its primary competition for this weekend. The Badgers finished behind host Ohio State, Michigan State and Northwestern but ahead of four other Big Ten squads.The team Oehrlein is most concerned with, however, did not compete in the Lady Buckeye Invitational.“The favorite going into the tournament would be Purdue right now,” he explained. “Purdue is having an outstanding season. I mean, right now they’re ranked top five in the country.”The Boilermakers are not the only highly touted group taking the course Friday. Oehrlein is also wary of a strong Michigan State team, though he feels the Badgers are by no means out of their league going up against the Spartans.“Michigan State has had a great season, and yet we played Michigan State this weekend and were very competitive,” he said. “They got us by six shots, [but] we beat them the final round.”Three Badgers placed in the top 20 individually in Columbus, and the team will rely heavily on them as the postseason gets underway. Freshman Carly Werwie, senior Katie Elliott and sophomore Kelsey Verbeten finished eighth, 12th and 14th, respectively, in the 72-player field.Elliott shot a 231 (78-76-77) for the three rounds on the par-72. Oehrlein anticipates a particularly strong showing from the Madison native as she competes in the Big Ten Championships for the final time.“Katie goes into this tournament looking to be the individual medalist,” Oehrlein said. “That’s something that she’ll work hard on this week, and she’ll come in, and she’ll be prepared.”Ultimately, however, Oehrlein says it will take contributions from every athlete for the Badgers to achieve their goal.“We need to be six strong, and we need to have balance and depth, and really no one player or two players are probably going to carry the team forward,” he said. “We have to have that kind of consistency and that kind of balance.”last_img read more

Holt: For what it’s worth, savor Saturday

first_img“Sports fans, by and large, are idiots.” – Michael Bleach, “Bleach angry; very, very angry,” The Badger Herald, Sept. 10, 2010.Yes, Bleach, yes we are. We leave stupid, baseless comments on every message board, from CBS Sports to Madison.com. We avoid punctuation like it’s leprosy, and we consider spelling names correctly to be of little importance (sometimes we don’t even know who we’re talking about). Everyone else is a dumbass and is just bitter about how our team beat theirs last season.Our team is always better than yours, because so-and-so is due for a breakout year and that opposing defense just has too many washed-up, overpriced veterans. That starting pitcher we’re going against? He just looks like a tool, so there’s no way we could lose. Our own overrated player will dominate his bitch-stupid face, because he’s on a “hot streak.”So what if we’re on a nine-game losing streak? Every streak ends sometimes, unless you’re a Cubs fan, right? This is when our controversial coach who’s on the hot seat gets his signature win, saves his job and carries the team from the doldrums, four years after he initially promised to do so. Yeah, we didn’t expect to win the game anyways, but you saw how good we’ll be next year, right? You did see, didn’t you? Next year, man.We are so dumb.But really, it’s not just for those reasons. Sports just have a way of taking away the parts of our brains responsible for reason, logic, grammar and sense of reality. I’m sure Badger_fan069 knows what a comma is, but sports-fueled rage overrules silly things like sounding articulate in a public forum.If you like sports, you’re guilty of at least one of the infractions listed above. It’s a guarantee, a sure-shot, like Jay Cutler throwing a pick when his pocket collapses. If you haven’t espoused one of those idiotic sentiments at any point in your life, you’re probably watching “Dancing with the Stars” instead of Monday Night Football.But for all our shortcomings, we’re very good at some things. We’re fiercely loyal to our teams, even if that means we hate everything about them and get irrationally angry at times. Dammit, Rodgers, you know better than to throw that pick! Come on, Mauer, you don’t swing at garbage like that. Heaven forbid a cornerback made a spectacular play, or it was actually a very good pitch.We’ll defend and condemn our teams, sometimes in consecutive days, or even within the span of one game. We’ll argue, fight, yell, shout, brag, scream, pout and cry in the name of the Packers, or Bears or Vikings.We’ll band together, strangers rooting against a common opponent. The fellowship is strong: What’s another Phillies fan doing here? Let me buy you a drink.But there is one thing we are especially bad at. Something that goes beyond our terrible typing skills, far past our irrational beliefs that John Clay is truly a Heisman contender.Sports fans, we can’t enjoy the moment.Let that sink in for a moment. Chew it a bit, really savor what I’m saying. I’ll even repeat it for emphasis: We. Can’t. Enjoy. The. Moment.Packers fans, Vikings fans, we all know the heartbreak of a Brett Favre interception in the NFC Championship. Bears fans, you’ve been to a Super Bowl this decade, even if you did lose. But those are great accomplishments. Some teams would just be glad to be there, right? The 49ers would kill for that end to their season.No, they wouldn’t. We know this. Because all you remember from a loss in a game of that magnitude is how you got this close and failed. Nobody is happy about making a title game; they’re only bitter about losing in it.Our own men’s hockey team made its 11th Frozen Four. Plenty of Badger fans made the trip out to Detroit. Blake Geoffrion won the school’s first Hobey Baker award and UW capped an amazing season. But what do we remember? Losing 5-0 to Boston College.As a Twins fan, I’m still sour over the ALDS loss to the Yankees, and I have the bruised knuckles to prove it. In reality, it was a remarkable season, opening a gorgeous new ballpark and cruising to another AL Central title, even without All-Stars Joe Nathan and Justin Morneau. It’s an accomplishment – one that took 162 games to build, but just three to render a failure.We can’t appreciate what we’ve got, when we’ve got it. There’s almost always something more, something we didn’t quite achieve. We don’t savor the moment when it’s happening; yes, this is a great game, but it will be so much better when we hoist that trophy, pop those bottles of champagne. We’re greedy.This week, we’ve got something special here in Madison. The No. 1 team in the nation is coming to town for the first time since 1997. College Gameday is making an appearance after a six-year hiatus. Yes, E.A. will be back in Mad Town. It should be a great day.No matter what your view on these 2010 Badgers, you have to at least feel there’s a chance, just a small one, UW could win. The Badgers have played the Buckeyes tough at home – Jim Tressel’s teams have never scored more than 20 points at Camp Randall. And with the Gameday crew, the importance of the game and the extra sleep (and resultantly, the extra time to drink), the atmosphere will be crazy.So maybe UW wins. The town is alight with drunken joy, the field is rushed and all is good in the world. It’s a perfect Saturday.Or, like most matchups between the No. 1 and No. 18 teams, it’s the top dog that prevails. A great day of excitement, a hyped night game and all the fun that came with it is tarnished by numbers on a scoreboard. Nobody remembers the day, just the disappointment at the end of it.Even if UW pulls off the upset, a loss at Iowa the week after would kill all those good feelings. Success is fleeting in sports and easily forgotten.So whatever you do Saturday, whether it’s just an extended version of a typical gameday or you camp out in hopes of meeting Lee Corso, savor it. You don’t get a chance to take down the top team in the country every day. Get everything you can out of it.Because you could lose it, just like that.Adam is a senior majoring in journalism, begging you to just enjoy this Saturday. You can e-mail him at aholt@badgerherald.com, or follow him on Twitter @adamjsholt.last_img read more

Protestors denounce Shapiro’s rhetoric

first_imgThe “Say NO to Shapiro!” rally took place in Hahn Plaza Thursday afternoon in response to a speaking event featuring conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The chant “racist, fascist, anti-gay, Ben Shapiro go away,” rang through Hahn Plaza Thursday as nearly 250 students and community members protested the conservative speaker at Tommy Trojan.After a week of outcry from cultural assemblies and other organizations, protesters held banners and signs stating “No to Shapiro. No to bigotry” as they denounced his speech at Bovard Auditorium, calling his views discriminatory and labeling them as hate speech. Aubtin Heydari, who was injured at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va. last year while counter-protesting, was among the speakers.“Shapiro’s bread and butter is picking on college students,” Heydari said. “[He avoids] any situation where someone can substantially respond to him in a manner remotely similar to the discussion of idea that he and the other alt-right commentators insist they desire.” Several cultural assembly leaders stood at Tommy Trojan, quoting statements that Shapiro previously made, calling out what they deemed racism and transphobia. Event organizer Kameron Hurt, a leader from Students for Justice in Palestine, Native American Student Union student leader Mato Standing Soldier and Black Student Assembly assistant director Mae Gates also spoke. The protest was interrupted toward the beginning by a few interjections, causing community service officers to call into the crowd for protesters to “keep it civil.” One protester called out, “You’re a fucking liar” while another called out “Give it up for Israel” at the protesters, prompting them to chant “racists go home.”In addition to students, the Rev. Dr. Sunny Kang from United University Church addressed the crowd, saying Shapiro’s message was not in the Bible, despite people associating his messages with Christian values. Kang said the Bible stands for justice and what is right.“They’re asking you to dumb down and you need to stand up and say that this is an academic institution,” he said. “Ignorance has no place [here].”Shapiro addressed the protesters in a video on Young American Freedom’s Twitter page.“We got a couple hundred protesters outside, doing what they usually do, spending a weeknight making trouble, being who they are, exercising their First Amendment rights, that’s great,” Shapiro said.Once the event began, Hurt led protestors past Bovard Auditorium to USC Village with the intention of making the rest of campus aware their reason for protest. They chanted “cops and the Klan go hand in hand” as they passed the line of people waiting on standby to enter the event.The rally was sponsored by 17 campus organizations, including SJP, Latinx Student Assembly and the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment.“I think we achieved our mission … to bring awareness to the issues that this University is ignoring,” Hurt told the Daily Trojan. “Our mission was to show that there is an active resistance that will not stand for hate speech. And it was to show people’s power and we did that.”The protest did not receive much visible opposition from those in support of Shapiro on campus. “It’s cool that they have their beliefs and you can respect that,” said Cole Cirillo, a junior majoring in business administration and political science, who attended the Shapiro event. “Obviously, I think that they’re out of line and that it’s a little irrational … But it’s what they believe and they have the right to be out here.”Young Americans for Freedom at USC spent $1,000 to create a designated area for protest during the event; however, protestors rallied near Tommy Trojan and in front of Bovard Auditorium instead. Some student leaders said YAF never informed them about the space.“[The protest going well was a] big relief,” YAF Chairman Maxwell Brandon said after the event. “[We were] wondering what the fallout would be depending on how bad it was, but I’m really happy it turned out so civilly and people were able to sit down and listen.” After controversy surrounding student ticket cancellations for leaders of student assemblies, Brandon told the Daily Trojan that he had allowed some of those students to enter the event. However, various leaders from LSA, BSA and SAGE said they had not been contacted by Brandon or leaders from YAF and did not attend the event.“They communicate with y’all more than us,” an LSA leader Eloisa Campuzano told the Daily Trojan.Nearly 30 uniformed police officers were stationed around Bovard and throughout Trousdale Parkway, according to DPS. Protest organizers also had trained “de-escalators” who were meant to manage the crowd to keep the event peaceful. They stood around the active protesters in yellow bandanas, holding signs and facing outward toward nearby spectators, some of whom were participating, while others observed.USG President Debbie Lee and Vice President Blake Ackerman were pleased to see student activism on campus, but said student safety was their top priority. “It’s inspiring to see student activism on this campus,” Ackerman said. “It’s something in our three years here we’ve looked to see, we haven’t seen as much before. [But] I think that students recognizing their right to free exercise is beautiful.”The protest ended before 7:30 p.m. by Hecuba at USC Village without any reported incidences of violence from protesters or event attendees.Maddie Lazas and Malika Mohan contributed to this report.last_img read more

USC’s newcomers step up at Maui Jim Invitational

first_imgSophomore Charlie Reiter shot a 69-69-72 to place 37th at the season-opening tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz.  (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) The Trojans rallied in round three from their seventh place spot following the first two rounds. With a solid 1-under-par performance on the final day, USC beat out Kent State, which shot 7-over-par in the final round. Junior Issei Tanabe gave the team a final push with a 2-under third round as a result of key birdies on the back nine.  No. 11 USC men’s golf had a solid first outing of the season at the competitive 15-team Maui Jim Invitational in Scottsdale, Ariz., this past weekend. The team shot a total of 825, tying for fifth overall behind high-seeded teams such as No. 2 ASU and No. 17 Clemson. The Trojans collectively kept under par throughout the low field tournament, finishing with a 15-under score after consistent daily postings of 272, 274 and 279. Arizona State won the event with a 38-under 802, while Arizona and Clemson followed with 31-under and 29-under performances.  USC will send five players to Portland, Ore., in two weeks to play in the Nike Collegiate while Lin, D’Souza and Guo will head to Shanghai, China, to compete in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. “It’s such an honor to represent USC,” Lin said. “Especially at my first event, I just [felt] all the support and help from the coaches.” Lin came out on top in his collegiate debut. Tying for 12th in individual performance for the tournament, Lin shot an impressive overall 7-under with 14 birdies and an eagle on his card. For the freshman from Beijing, China, the Maui Jim Invitational marks the beginning of a promising golf career at USC. The Maui Jim Invitational wasn’t the only source of action for the men’s golf team this weekend. Sophomore Cameron Henry and freshman Tyler Guo were also in Arizona competing at the Mea Lanakila Individual at the Desert Forest Golf Club. Henry tied for 13th, carding 5-over 221, while Guo finished 35th with a rough 21-over 91 first round and a final score of 38-over 254. Tanabe tied for 21st at 4-under 206 while Suppa and Reiter tied for 37th at even par 210. D’Souza finished the tournament tied for 57th at 5-over 215. Lin said the team still has room to grow in terms of shot strategy. While the three players heading to China won’t be representing USC, the experience playing in the amateur tournament will allow them to bolster their playing ability for later tournaments. If the Trojans hope to make podiums this season, their consistency must meet shot strategy to match the performance of the upcoming densely competitive fields. D’Souza struggled in the second round, with two double bogeys that led to a 3-over 73 finish. Sophomore Charlie Reiter rallied from an early double bogey to end the day carding 1-under 69, while senior Kyle Suppa closed out the round even par with three birdies against a double bogey. The team’s newcomers stepped up from the start. Freshman Yuxin Lin shot a 4-under 66 in the first round, while junior transfer Leon D’Souza shot a 3-under 67. The Trojans finished seventh after the first day, with an 8-under-par performance. Even with the low finish, the Trojans couldn’t keep up with the top of the leaderboard, as ASU and Arizona ran away with 18-under and 12-under team finishes.  “Our course strategy could’ve been better for certain shots,” he said. “It’s our first event. We still need more practice to get better and be ready for the next event.”last_img read more

Olympic skater Alvarez achieves another goal: his MLB debut

first_img Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:14 IST Olympic Skater Alvarez Achieves Another Goal: His MLB Debut Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew about Eddy Alvarez’s background as an Olympic medalist in speedskating, and also knew that didn’t necessarily mean he could hit a slider Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew about Eddy Alvarez’s background as an Olympic medalist in speedskating, and also knew that didn’t necessarily mean he could hit a slider.After all, Alvarez was a 30-year-old infielder still stuck in the Marlins’ farm system.Then in spring training, and again during summer camp, Mattingly had a chance to check Alvarez out. And this week, Alvarez finally reached the majors.“I told him, it was like, ‘Eddy, it’s good to have you. You’re better than I would have ever thought,’” Mattingly said with a laugh.Alvarez put his major league dreams on hold to pursue success in speedskating, an odd choice for a youngster born to Cuban parents and raised in Miami, where ice can be hard to find.He made the right decision, winning a silver at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. And this week he achieved another goal by making his major league debut.“I’ve literally had dreams of that moment since I was a kid, no joke, about stepping in for my first at-bat,” Alvarez said Thursday. “But I got to skate in front of 25,000 people in an arena, and that prepared me for a future in athletics. It’s pretty similar — I had the same jitters walking in the opening ceremonies as I did hearing the announcer say it was my big league debut.”That came Wednesday, when Alvarez started both games in the Marlins’ doubleheader sweep at Baltimore. He’s part of the Marlins’ wave of reinforcements after a coronavirus outbreak sidelined more than half their team.A 5-foot-9 switch-hitter, Alvarez went 0 for 5 in the doubleheader. But he showed his versatility by starting the first game at second base and the nightcap at third, and he can also play shortstop.“I expect him to be successful,” Mattingly said. “He was trying a little hard, but I think he’s going to settle down. I expect him to play well.”There are no doubts about Alvarez’s athleticism. He was the leadoff skater for Team USA’s Olympic 5,000-meter short-track relay team that finished second to Russia in 2014.Then, at age 24, Alvarez resumed his baseball career. He was signed by the Chicago White Sox and spent five years in their minor league system.The Marlins acquired him in March 2019, and he batted .323 last year with a .978 OPS and 12 steals in 66 games for Triple-A New Orleans.“We were pretty excited when we brought him into the organization,” Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. “We wanted to see how his athleticism translated on the baseball field, and he did a great job for us in New Orleans.”Now Alvarez is part of an improbable story with the Marlins, who have surprised observers by seizing first place in the NL East despite their patchwork roster.Alvarez was in Miami with his significant other when he learned that after 581 games in the minors, he was being summoned to the big leagues.“We’re expecting a baby in a couple of weeks. I kind of lost it on the couch with her,” he said. “I knew immediately I had to share the news with my parents, who live not even half a mile away from me. My bright idea was to yell at them through the window. I surprised them — something along the lines of ‘We did it!’”Now the challenge is to stick in the majors.“I’m as optimistic as I possibly can be,” Alvarez said. “We all deal with our inner pessimist. I’m a firm believer that positive thinking creates positive results.”To help with that, Alvarez will carry with him a reminder of past success. The knob of his bat is adorned with the Olympic rings.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By COMMENTcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:14 IST LIVE TVlast_img read more

Miramar votes today

first_imgThe residents of Miramar will go to the polls to elect three city commissioners today, Tuesday March 14.The electors will vote to either replace or retain three representatives of the five-seat commission in the Broward County–based city.The three seats up for grabs are now held by Jamaican-American Winston Barnes in Seat 3, Yvette Colbourne – a Panamanian-American of Jamaican descent in Seat 2 and  Maxwell Barnes, also a Jamaican-American,  in Seat 1.Haitian-American  Darlene Riggs and Broward County Mayor, Wayne Messam make up the full compliment of the five-seat Commission.Winston Barnes, a Jamaican-American, who has served the commission since 2003, is facing the two-pronged challenge of Haitian-American Dalton Jall’s Bonheur and African-American James R. Hepburn, while Chambers and Colbourne are being challenged by Jamaican-Americans, Attorney Norman Hemmings, and chiropractor Dr. Venessa Walker, respectively.There are approximately 70,000 electors registered to cast ballots in the municipal election but voter turnout has customarily been low. All candidates are hoping that there will be a turnaround in that trend.Miaramar is the only municipality in South Florida with an all Caribbean cast of City Commissioners.Messam has openly endorsed the challenges of Walker against Colbourne and Jali’s Bonheur and Hepburn against Barnes, stating that he could do more with a stronger Commission.However residents of Miramar have expressed their satisfaction with the work of the present Commission. Miramar voting Three incumbent City Commissioners face electorate last_img read more

Haitian involved in identity fraud scheme jailed in Miami

first_imgThe DOJ said that the perpetuators used the stolen information to prepare and file about 2,000 tax returns with US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), seeking more than two million dollars in fraudulent refunds. The DOJ said Destine pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of a multi-object conspiracy to defraud the IRS, commit wire fraud and commit aggravated identity theft, and one count of aggravated identity theft. “The conspirators directed the refunds to debit cards as well as treasury checks mailed to various addresses,” it added. “The refund checks were cashed at different check cashing stores, and funds were withdrawn from the debit cards at Western Union locations and ATMs.” US$2.1 million in restitution to IRS Prepared fraudulent tax returns The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) says a Haitian national residing in Miami-Dade County has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme. In addition to the term of prison imposed, the DOJ said US District Judge Federico A. Moreno on Monday ordered Destine to serve three years of supervised release and to pay US$2.1 million in restitution to the IRS. “Destine and his co-conspirators covered their tracks by recruiting individuals to obtain Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) in their names from the IRS and then used these EFINs to electronically file the fraudulent returns,” the DOJ said. According to documents and information provided to the court, from about 2008 through January 2015, in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, Jean Leroy Destine, 36, and others, obtained stolen IDs. The IDs included the personal identifying information of prisoners and deceased individuals.last_img read more

Tiger Woods on missing Tour Championship: ‘I’ll be watching the guys on TV’

first_img“I had it two under par early and was giving myself at least an outside chance of getting to my number. I felt like if I shot six under then I might have moved on.”Despite having to watch the Tour Championship from afar, Woods was able to reflect positively on a year that saw him win the Masters at Augusta.”[It was] very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth jacket,” he told the PGA Tour. “The rest of the tournaments I didn’t really play as well as I wanted to, but at the end of the day, I’m the one with the green jacket.” Tiger Woods will have to make do with watching the Tour Championship on television after he failed to qualify for the PGA Tour’s season-ending event.Woods needed to finish 11th or better at the BMW Championship to make sure he would be inside the top 30 in FedExCup points, guaranteeing a place in the field for next week’s finale. BMW Championship: Justin Thomas moves to No. 1 in FedEx Cup standings after win “Last year culminated in a pretty special moment for me and would’ve been nice to go back there, but I’ll be watching the guys on TV,” Woods said after his final round at Medinah, a course where he has twice won majors.You were magnificent, Medinah. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/OHcq5sl1jU— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 19, 2019Woods had given himself hope of keeping his 2019 season alive with a 67 in the third round, only to finish up on in a tie for 37th on 6 under after signing for a score of 72 on Sunday.”It was a little bit frustrating that I didn’t have the short game I needed to make a run,” he said. “I made too many bogeys around the greens. However, successive 1-under rounds left him with too much work to do over the weekend, meaning he will not be able to defend his title at East Lake.The 15-time major winner ended a five-year wait for a tournament win at last year’s Tour Championship having at one stage slipped to as low as 1,199 in the world rankings. Related Newslast_img read more