It was meant to go live last week, but my Sympatico column on Tiger Woods’ club throwing incident in Boston two weeks ago is now up.
Here’s a taste:
There’s never an appropriate time “ ever “ when a player should throw a club in disgust, and certainly not with a two-handed hammer toss.
There I’ve said it. Maybe one shouldn’t put the conclusion of a column at the start, but there it is “ plain and simple.
Regardless I’ve my perspective, that’s exactly what the world’s best golfer, Tiger Woods, did with his driver on the Friday round at the Deutsche Bank tournament in a tantrum after hitting a wayward tee shot. The outburst wasn’t televised “ but it was caught by a spectator with a smuggled video camera and placed on Youtube soon afterwards (see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yYTKP_xwtI). In essence he hits a poor tee shot and then follows it up by throwing his driver forward into the long grass where his indentured servant, the always dislikable Steve Williams, has to retrieve it. Woods then seems to collect himself, and walks down the fairway, leaving Williams in knee-deep fescue searching for the club.
And in case you haven’t seen it — here is the video: