(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Ian Poulter finished his final round at the World Challenge and was chatting next to the clubhouse at Sherwood when he stopped in the middle of a sentence and changed his tone to one of grave concern.
''What is Tiger doing in a buggy?'' he said.
His eyes were fixed on a large video board down the hill and across the 18th fairway that showed Tiger Woods being driven away from the green in the back of a golf cart. The scene was eerily reminiscent to the start of the season at Doral, when Woods withdrew in the middle of the final round because of swelling to his left Achilles tendon.
Moments later, Poulter realized this merely was the shuttle that took players to the 14th tee at the top of a steep hill.
''I was like, `Hang on a minute.' I thought he might have slipped down a bank and done himself in,'' Poulter said.
All things considered, it was a reasonable rush to judgment.