Tiger Woods kicked his golf club after a bad shot on Friday afternoon. His game was melting down and he had just shanked yet another iron shot on the par-3 16th hole. Then he threw his 9-iron onto the ground and kicked it.
Then the world ended.
From the Indianapolis Star:
“…his boorish behavior at buttoned-down Augusta National on Friday, scowling, cursing, tossing clubs. He even went so far as to give one a swift kick after his shot on the 16th tee landed in the bunker.”
From Yahoo!’s Dan Wetzel:
“He delivered it one sailor-cursing, club-throwing, iron-booting shot at a time. Tiger was a disaster at the Masters, not so much because of his round of 75 that left him tied for 40th at 3-over par for the tournament.”
You’d think Woods slapped a fan patron after another bad shot. Though it’s not surprising that the sportswriters of America were so willing to feign outrage over Woods’ behavior or buy into the ridiculous ethos of Augusta National.
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