World’s number one golfer goes 18 over par

While I dislike Tiger Woods and am repelled by the media’s constant emphasizing of him at the expense of other golfers even when he’s not among the leaders in a tournament, his poor showing in this past weekend’s Bridgestone Invitational ended up being truly noteworthy. In each round, his score had been over par, in one round five over par, but I didn’t think about it: it seemed it was just Woods having yet another bad match in the aftermath of the public wreckage of his personal life. But then, in the final round yesterday, he had seven over par, for a 72 hole total score of 18 over par, an average of 4 1/2 over par for each round. It put him at 78th in an 80-player field. For a golfer at Woods’s level, still in his prime—and playing, moreover, at a course, the Firestone Country Club, where he had prevously won seven tournaments—this was astonishing.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 09, 2010 09:26 PM | Send

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