Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Big Cat Has Landed

What big cat? The Lion King? New tiger at the Taronga Zoo?

No, we're talking about the two legged one. That very handsome, tall and super rich Tiger Woods. Everytime we switched on the telly there'll be visions of him playing at the Kingston Heath Golf Club in southeast Melbourne.

The Australian Masters officially start today but the hype about Tigger (that's my personal pet name for him) started way back in December last year. By coming here, he's added another US$3 million (AUD$4.5 million) to his ever growing bank account. That's his standard appearance fee outside the USA, apparently. The last time he soiled his shoes with Aussie dust was in 1997 when he played in the Presidents Cup.

Tigger about to pounce on the fairway. (pix by Getty Images)


The Aussie media reports that Woods’ appearance is expected to generate close to $20 million dollars in economic benefits to the state of Victoria through tourism and worldwide exposure via international TV coverage. His appearance has also been publicly backed by some of Australia’s biggest golfing names with many excited at the prospect of the huge galleries that always accompany an appearance by the world number one.

So if you see visions of a very sleek, properly behaved furry feline shadowing Tigger on his golf rounds, that will be yours truly. Aaah....Tigger...how I dream about you.

"Angelina, stop day dreaming. You can only go to the golf club if you're willing to wear the checked pants and caps I bought you for Halloween," Mama suddenly came into the picture and continued, "Can't have you prancing naked for all the world to see."

Aaw...Mama...you're raining on my parade. You know I'm not an exhibitionist.

By the way, just checked ticket prices, Tiger Airways offering only $28 one-way Sydney to Melbourne. hmmm...I'm drooling at the prospect. meow!

20 comments:

Pi Bani said...

Pergi tengok Tiger Woods takpe, jangan naik Tiger Air gi tengok tiger show, ok? ;)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
You're shocking! Wow! Tau pulak pasal tiger show ni? hmmmm....notti notti

mamasita said...

Awwhh..I am sure you'd draw many meeeowwww whistlings if you were to don that cap and those checkered pants your Mama gave you.. try try!!

Warning:You may create loads of distractions though..tigger may be jealous you've stole the limelight on the golf turf!Watch out for that golf club!!!!hehe

Hoi Pi..amboi2! Kesitu pulak MakAji kita ni yer...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mamasita dearie,
Aaw...kucing where got wear clothes! Yeah, Tigger wouldn't like me to draw attention away from him, I guess. Oh...but he sure looks cuddly. Would you believe it if I tell you my Mama first learned to play golf in Kuantan? at Astana!

Yes, Aunty Pi was notti notti. Kan dah kena tegur tu...purrr...meow!

kay_leeda said...

Tiger is cute, isn't he? Guess it's not just you dreaming of being in close proximity with him. Many others are having the same dream.

Cat, how bout you give Mama a treat? Belanja her that air tics to go see Tiger. Then we'll get to see both of you in that checked pants!!

Cheqna said...

Golf? i dont understand lah why people suka to play or watch(what more u angie..tigger or no tigger..hehe..).

my attempt to understand it was thru computer game..even then i was lost (not only the golf balls that went lost everywhere..hahaha...)

nyway, enjoy the tournament!..yeah..do pakai that checkered pants...u sure will steal the show!

:-)

Zendra said...

Not bad for a mixed breed, ain't he?

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, I don't play golf, but love to watch when he plays...
he's down under now?
By the way, check out your blog posting font...half of your posting need a magnifying glass...ha ha.
I think your blog da naik angin.
G'day mate, Lee.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Kay,
Mother-daughter outing at the golf course? In chequered pants? hahaha...that's an item for Ms Read fashion catalogue! Mama has promised to buy me some Tigger merchandise though...so I can pretend to "sleep" with him all the time...purrr meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
Virtual golf is no fun! It's not like the real thing at all. One of my fav things is the smell of grass, especially the greens at golf courses.... and they're so soft to tread on...
Can you imagine me frolicking on the grass and Tigger tickling my toosh? aah....purr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Zendra,
I'm a mixed breed too. Am not bad looking either, right? purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Tigger is here. At least until next week. Oh, Britney Spears is here but...
The blog looks fine on my end. And I'm using a MacBook, a pink one! Perhaps it's your machine sudah naik angin. hahahah... purrr...meow!

CovertOperations78 said...

Angelina, sweetheart, I thought you were ALWAYS well-behaved!

Angelina and Tiger, sitting up a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G! Haa haa!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Roar! Roar! Roar! And who am I named after? hmmmm....? meow!

Naz said...

Oopps! tertinggal bas...
Tiger show? Kak Pi? Meow?
Ooooo you-saucy-ladies :D

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Naz,
Who's taking the bus? We flew Tiger Air. True to form, Tiger putt up a worthy show....he won the Australian Masters, of course. Saucy is the word. Yeah! Meow! purrr....

reanaclaire said...

HELLO..coming by from Malaysia to visit your meow post..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty ReanaClaire,
Welcome to my world. Will pop by your "house" soon.... purrr....meow!

masterwordsmith said...

Hello dear Angelina,

Hope your mama and papa get to watch that handsome hunk in action!!!

I am green with envy ;-).

Take care and salams to all of you...

Have a purrrrfect day!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
Yes! Hunk is the word... auw! Oh...my Tigger.