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Tiger still doesn’t have a grip on emotions

Unless you subscribe to Sports Illustrated you probably heard little of Tiger Woods’ child-like outburst following a hooked drive late in the third round of the British Open.

SI golf writer Jaime Diaz, who once played in the Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe, reported that Woods lost his cool after a spectator responded to Tiger slamming his club to the ground after the errant tee shot.

The spectator got under Tiger’s skin by calling him a poor sport.



Then Woods’ reportedly used the “F word” to tell the fan where he could go. After the fan kept the volley going, Tiger challenged him to step inside the ropes.

Luckily, the fan didn’t accept Tiger’s invitation.




Tiger had more control of his emotions when he played junior tournaments as a 13-year-old at Edgewood. Maybe it was because he always won those events. Isn’t it surprising it took this long for a fan to report the obvious to him? He’s been throwing clubs ever since he became a pro. Golf will be much better off when he grows up.

Tiger needs to get a grip on reality and become the role model his many young admirers should see.

Pros need some cheese with ‘whine’

How many hackers out there enjoyed watching the world’s elite golfers struggle at the British Open in Carnoustie, Scotland?

The players whined so much, you would have thought the tournament was held in a vineyard. They should have just accepted the challenge and realized that a good score doesn’t mean you have to shoot under par.

So what if some of the fairways were 15 yards wide and the hay tickled their thighs. It was the same for everbody. They were just lucky that the wind didn’t blow like it did for the second round of the recent American Century Celebrity Championship. Despite consistent gusts of 40 to 50 mph, the celebrity golfers didn’t complain at all.

Moreover, with modern golf’s technoligical advances in the past five years, the players should be better equipped to handle a course like Carnoustie.

It’s no wonder golfers are sometimes labeled as being spoiled brats.


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