Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After the round, he blamed it on Tiger. Sergio claimed Tiger took a 5-wood out of his bag during his backswing, which prompted oohs and aahs from the crowd that distracted him.
When he was asked about it, Tiger said it was all big misunderstanding. He told reporters:
"The marshal told me he already hit so I pulled the club and was getting ready to play my shot, and then I hear his comments afterward. Not really surprising that he's complaining about something."
But in an interview with Michael Bamberger of Sports Illustrated, two separate marshals say that that conversation never happened.
John North, who was standing over Tiger's ball at the time, told SI:
"Nothing was said to us and we certainly said nothing to him. I was disappointed to hear him make those remarks. We're there to help the players and enhance the experience of the fans. He was saying what was good for him. It lacked character."
Another marshal, Gary Anderson, added, "He didn't ask us nothing, and we didn't say nothing. We're told not to talk to the players."
They are both accusing Tiger of lying here, North explicitly so.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/marshal-says-tiger-woods-lied-about-sergio-shot-2013-5#ixzz2TLB8xoom
Monday, May 13, 2013
Satellite Images Show How Violently Tiger Woods' Shot Must Have Hooked Before His Controversial Drop
On the 14th hole of The Players Championship, Tiger Woods once again found himself in the middle of a dropped ball controversy.
Unfortunately, the network broadcast was unable to provide us with a definitive replay. But if we piece together images from the broadcast and overlay them on a Google Earth satellite image, we get a much clearer picture that suggests Woods took a drop in the wrong spot (click on image for a larger view) ...
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/satellite-images-of-tiger-woods-controversail-drop-2013-5#ixzz2TFMgFPsX