Talk about piling on! EVERYBODY likes to kick a guy when he’s down.
Thus, after golfer Tiger Woods finished the poorest performance of his career this weekend, critics were quick to pounce. International headlines screamed, “Humiliation!” Woods shot a 7 over par 72 Sunday and finished the Bridgestone Invitational at an incredibly miserable 18 over par. It was the worst 72-hole total of Woods’ professional or amateur career and came in a tournament he had previously dominated. Woods has won the Bridgestone seven times.
Woods moped through Sunday sucking shot after shot. With a newly-acquired goatee, he literally looked like his own evil twin.
As the late basketball star Wilt Chamberlain was fond of saying, “Nobody roots for Goliath.” Woods’ unaccustomed failures have allowed critics to attack a guy who not that long ago seemed invincible and a shoo-in to break Jack Nicklaus’ record for most Major victories. Some are demanding he be kicked off the Ryder Cup team. Others seem positively delighted at Woods’ failures.
All of this will simply make it even sweeter when Woods returns to form and starts winning golf tournaments again. If he DOESN’T return to form it won’t matter. It will simply mean that NOBODY is watching golf anymore and the sport will fade into obscurity.
TIGER’S EVIL TWIN?
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