Unfortunately, Scott McCarron learned a hard lesson this past week during Groovegate. We want out athletes to answer pointed questions but when they do, somehow their honesty is then frowned upon.
McCarron is a good man who answered a specific question. Should he have used the word cheating? Absolutely not. Should he have chosen his words more wisely? Probably. But he was asked about Phil using the wedges and answered the question honestly.
Whenever an athlete gives a bland, vanilla answer, everyone says he never answers the questions. So next time when an athlete does answer, let’s not destroy his integrity. Let’s debate the topic that he’s asked and answered. Not the person himself.