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Tiger withdrawal backlash ... and whiplash?

Posted on: May 9, 2010 4:51 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Of all the moving parts related to the Tiger Woods scandal, one element that has stuck in the craw of many is the way the investigation of his car crash on Thanksgiving morning was handled. Some still believe that Woods escaped prosecution on more serious charges because the investigation was badly bungled by local authorities.

Woods has repeatedly declined to discuss whether he took Ambien that night, had been drinking, or where he was headed.

After his surprising withdrawal on Sunday at the Players Championship, there is reason to suspect that Woods might have suffered some serious crash-related repercussions after all.

Woods said after he withdrew in the middle of the final round that he sustained the injury to his neck, which he believes in a bulging disc, sometime before the Masters and that it has been bothering him since. How far before the Masters has become the unanswered question of the day.

In his press session before the Masters, Woods was asked about the injuries he sustained in the crash, where he plowed over a fire hydrant and into a tree at approximately 30 mph while not wearing a seatbelt. Woods said he received five stitches in his lip. According to the police report, the airbags did not deploy.

"I had a busted-up lip and a pretty sore neck, and that was it," he said at the time.

Woods had never before withdrawn in the middle of a PGA Tour round as a professional.

Category: Golf

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2010 7:35 pm

Tiger withdrawal backlash ... and whiplash?

When Tiger finally learns that he has to be himself and screw what everyone else thinks of him or says about him he will get back to winning. In the Masters he said that he was going to tone it down and respect the game, who's law is that.  Since when is striving for perfection and being upset with yourself when you screw up is wrong. We have long left behind "Its not about winning it's about how you play the game". Tiger isn't Tiger without his fire and his aggression on the course.  He can re-invent himself but it has to be on his terms if he tries to be who everyone thinks he should be he will fail miserably.  Tiger get your swagger back!!!! 

"Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you do."

Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2010 10:13 am

Tiger withdrawal backlash ... and whiplash?

It's really funny how people formulate their own conclusions about the crash, his neck, number of women etc. Listen, Tifger has 71 PGA tour wins, next up is Lefty with only 38, the third place goes to a guy with only 21, how many do you golf gods have, eh? Even if the neck is an excuse for poor performance, you cannot deny the former performance of this once great golfer. I truly believe he is in the fight of his life with his pit viper sponsors who make the game of golf less appealing due to the emormous pressure to win each time. I sincerely hope Tiger will put aside all those trying to hang him and enjoy golf as he did long ago.  

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2010 12:37 am

Tiger withdrawal backlash ... and whiplash?

I do not think it was crash related issues. I think Tiger Woods just wanted to get out of that tournament. You can check out my post on the Golf Message board about Tiger being good? I thin he needs to take time and think about what happened and get things sorted out before he can be good again. He has to much on his mind right now. The best of luck to you Tiger!

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2010 7:32 pm

Tiger withdrawal backlash ... and whiplash?

 From a bulging dick to a bulging disc, anything else going to be happening other than a healthy divorce settlement?

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