Vrede too wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:23 pm
The 2022 wunderkind is leading by 3. Tiger was 21 when he won his first Masters 25 years ago, still the youngest ever.
Tiger is 16 out of the lead and tied for 41st after going +6, "his worst Masters round ever"
This is crap. So Tiger, along with Alex Smith, makes one of the biggest comebacks in pro sports ever, to go from maybe losing a leg - not ever walking to playing even one competitive round in the effin' Masters, and after two decent rounds he shoots a "worst" 78. And the article writer suddenly loses sympathy, empathy, or whatever.
Sure Tiger maybe built and had higher expectations than he might have - all the talk about "he's going there not just to play but to win" - but still. He's accomlished a lot by being there and he and everybody else should be saying "great for him to be able to play, he gave it his best and we can now look forward to seeing more "old Tiger" in other tournaments". They shouldn't be saying things like this crap:
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Thursday morning, Tiger Woods defied belief. Saturday afternoon, reality caught up with him.
Roughly 50 hours after he strode to the first tee at Augusta National riding a wave of cheers from a mass of patrons thousands strong, Woods played like what he is: a man still recovering from a catastrophic car wreck, a man with enough metal in his body to set off TSA sensors, a man who’s held together with duct tape and willpower.
Woods shot 78 on the day, his worst performance ever at the Masters, and the round didn’t even look that pretty. He struggled to place his approach shots anywhere near the flag, and he struggled to get any putt to drop. He used clubs as impromptu canes, and when he left the scoring room to fulfill his media obligations, he visibly limped so badly that even stepping up onto the one-step podium came with risk.