Posted July 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The enduring image of Tiger Woods from this British Open will be of him bent over on one knee, his other leg angled to the side, as he desperately tried to save his day with a miracle shot from deep in a bunker off the sixth green. His adventure in the sand proved costly, though perhaps even more fatal to his chances were the three straight bogeys he made on the back nine when his mind seemed to wander elsewhere. He once seemed able to figure out ways to win majors like no other player could. Now Woods figures out ways to lose them, including two within the space of the last month or so that the Tiger of old might have run away with. Another wasted opportunity, another weekend blown. He's still stuck at 14 major championships, and if he can't find a way to break through at the PGA Championship next month it will be almost five years and counting between major titles by the time the Masters rolls around next spring. We judge him too harshly, yes, but only because he was on...
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  • Please leave Tiger alone and quit running him down. Other golfers, like Phil, Have worse days but you never see to much written about them, but when it's Tiger you don't know when to stop. He is back and he is back for good, so please quit putting him down. Tiger is the GREATEST and always will be.
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