Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
I just don't understand when it became "wrong" to pull a club 50 freakin' yards away from a competitor while waiting to play your next shot.
Yes, but here's the thing ... apparently Tiger does know that. As well he should ... he plays a whole different type of golf than every other pro out there. (Not the game itself, but the spectacle.) Tiger should know full well, because he's probably heard it a billion times, that when he's got the option to go for the green in two on a par 5, or one on a short par 4, the crowd is going to react when he pulls his club.
Oh, and why do I say that Tiger knows that? Because his "excuse" when asked last night was that the marshal told him Sergio had already hit. That tells me that he knew full well he should wait until after Sergio hits to pull his club (otherwise, his reason would have been something more like, I was 50 yards away, and I was playing ready golf ... but thats not what he said). Of course, it also tells you that it's not his fault, but I still think that at some point (even if it was just through the media) Tiger could have "apologized."
On the other hand, Sergio doesn't have to whine and make excuses, but everybody knows thats his way. It's an unfortunate situation, and only really a deal because these guys clearly despise each other.