Like a well hit drive down the middle of the Stuart Highway, the Tiger Woods story keeps on rolling. You would have to be living under a rock to have missed the action so I won’t go into details here. In fact I have tried hard to steer away form much of the controversy, aiming to keep discussions to golf.
Initially I tried to sit on the outer as none of the information we were hearing seemed all that credible but now it is an onslaught. The Tiger Woods outrun wife game has landed in my inbox more times than I’d care to put on my scorecard and it now outranks his other video game on a Google search.
I’ve heard many jokes (several quite funny) surrounding Tiger’s infidelity and as the token golf guy been asked the question at many times at parties. In fact it’s not even really a question. It just goes “Soooo, Tiger Woods!?”.
I’m never sure what to say and even if I did it would be some sort of incoherent, blabbering attempt to convey my own complete flabbergastation at the whole event. I realise flabbergastation is not even a word but it suits my feelings perfectly.
I have tried to answer with my thoughts and also managed to remind people no one has ever done the things he has on a golf course before but it is not only wearing thin but kills the conversation immediately. That is a good thing but I suppose but I do feel like I’m applying a small bandage to a very big cut. Kind of like putting back-handed to solve some serious mental issues with the yips.
I have felt less and less need to put on my TW cap. I never used to wear it on the golf course but proudly wore it down the beach or popping round the corner for a coffee. Bringing golf to the masses so to speak. Now I just get sunburned and I’m hoping to get a new golf cap for Christmas. Maybe an AS, GO or ML one.
Stephanie Wie at Wie Under Par always has her finger on the latest Tiger news. She’s unearthed a nice little clip of Padraig Harrington’s reaction to it all on an Irish talk show. I play it here as it sums up everyone’s reaction perfectly. It is nice to know that even the great players on tour are equally baffled.