Tiger Woods didn’t get another green jacket. But he got the next best thing: An excuse for not winning it.
His improper drop during the second round of the Masters cost him a two-stroke penalty. Woods finished four strokes back, but take away Friday’s gaffe and it’s easy to imagine him legit contending down the stretch.
Or not. Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008 or the Masters since 2005. He remains golf’s demigod based mostly on rep.
Woods’ bum drop was first pointed out to the Masters’ rules committee by a television viewer. But the main impetus behind Woods’ penalty was provided by an interview in which Tiger implicated himself.
Woods could have been disqualified. It’s better he wasn’t. Given the initial confusion over Woods’ faux pas, adding on two strokes seems fair.
Is there a more pathetic species than golf tattletales? These slimy rats obsess in front of their TVs, then call in rules violations.
GET A LIFE. We have become a nation of policemen.
I got no problem with the ruling. I got no sympathy for Woods. I do give him credit for not bitching, and for not trying to wield his considerable clout.
But the same jackass who lies on his couch and snitches to the PGA would stand idly by and watch while some hoodlum steals some old lady’s purse. These stoolies have more regard for the sacred rules of golf than they ever would the human condition.
Golf is supposed to be a game of honor. Let golf police itself.
Woods, to his credit, didn’t use the penalty as an excuse for losing.
But his fans sure will.
TIGER IS NOT CATCHING JACK NICKLAUS. 18 > 14.
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