When you realize that a golf club positions the player’s hands 40 inches, more or less, from a ball 1.68 inches in diameter that must be hit precisely after a swing that may take the clubhead on a round trip of as much as 26 or 27 feet, you become aware of the importance of using clubs conforming correctly to your requirements. TOMMY ARMOUR
According to Greg Beacham, reporting on Tiger's appearance in Hollywood and the announcement of the 2011 Chevron World Challenge field, the golfing great is handling Sunday's unruly-fan incident gracefully. Literally. Look at the big word he wheels out for hooch!
As the world's most popular golfer, Woods is aware of the risks he takes every weekend.
"Part of the lure of our sport is our access," Woods said. "Fans can literally reach out and touch you. You don't ever touch football players unless they jump in the stands. That personal interaction is what makes golf so special. We've been very fortunate over the years to have everything turn out positively.
"This guy was just trying to gain attention for himself, which he did. I've had another fan throw an orange in Phoenix one year. Unfortunately, people have a few of their libations of choice, and do things that they probably don't normally do."
I'm guessing we'll soon learn of Tiger Woods becoming part of the Frys family, but in the meantime I penned Golf World Monday's Big Read on Tiger's appearance, his game and how it was a great week for both parties despite the hot dog incident and not contending.
You don't have to be a Golf World subscriber to read all 950 or so words.
Thanks to reader Chris. While the story posting photos and video has fun with it, you can see the seriousness of what this could have been by the urgency of Joe LaCava's Atwal caddie Laddie Cline's reaction.
And nice work by security to get on him quickly though I'd like the knee to the back to have been a little nastier.
Now if we could just find out the name of this loser so that it comes up in Google searches for the rest of his life...
**And the video is down at 12:15 ET!