Tiger Woods will battle Rocco Mediate shortly in a U.S. Open playoff at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Four days of golf will likely have his surgically repaired knee a little on the sore side.
In fact, Woods spent much of the tournament so far, showing everybody just how sore that knee was. Especially when teeing off with a driver, Woods would bend over, grab his knee, play to the crowd, and then walk away, sometimes using his driver as a make-shift cane.
Watching Tiger Woods this weekend reminded me of a world cup soccer match when players take dives to try to draw penalties. The difference is obvious, Tiger's hurt and many times, the soccer players aren't. But I hope Tiger can make it through today's round with a little less display of pain.
Alright, perhaps I don't have a sympathetic bone in my body. But he's supposed to be golf's version of Superman. And while he's at it, Tiger can stop throwing his clubs around like a little kid everytime he hits a bad shot.
Now, suck it up Tiger, or you might get beat by the 158th ranked player in the world.