“Is it just me or did Tiger employ a little bit of gamesmanship in an effort to intimidate Yang? On one hole he was standing in Yang's field of vision while Yang was putting instead of standing behind him. On another occasion Yang missed a putt and was walking up to tap in when Woods walked into his space as if to try to force Yang to mark. I can imagine Tiger's reaction if a playing partner in the last round of a major encroached on his space.”
Good spots, and to that list you can add a couple of times when it seemed like Woods was crowding Yang on the tee box. The most egregious thing I saw came on 17. As soon as Yang’s par putt peeled by the hole Woods stomped off toward the 18th tee. It’s bad form not watch your partner putt out, especially if you’re Tiger, because as soon as he bolted thousands of fans and innumerable jabronis inside the ropes started moving with him even as Yang still faced his bogey try. It was only a short putt, but I thought Tiger’s early departure was pretty bush.
Today nearly everyone plays a coarse and vulgar pitch which punches a hole in the green. With the exception of the Old Course at St. Andrews and few similar courses, there is rarely any necessity to play any other kind of shot. Golfers are losing the joy of playing the variety of approach shots that were so necessary in the old days. ALISTER MACKENZIE