Originally posted by SportsFan:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
The marshals that backed him up flat out said that they told Tiger that Sergio had hit AFTER he had pulled the club. I don't understand why this is hard for you comprehend. I know you idolize the guy and think he can do no wrong but he was wrong in this case. I dont think he did it to screw Garcia but facts are facts.
How is Tiger wrong? Again, there is no rule that from 50 yards away you can't pull your club out of your bag. Tiger has no clue the the crowd will react to that. What Tiger is asking of the marshals is it clear for him to proceed with mapping out his next shot. Which could cause commotion because he would be moving around, talking to his caddy, etc. So no, Tiger didn't do anything wrong here or conveniently get the sequence of events wrong. Tiger is 100% correct. Tiger isn't thinking he did anything wrong when he took his club out, which he is correct on. Tiger is saying I asked if Sergio was done with his shot (which the Marshal confirmed) and then proceed to map out his next shot.
Sergio is just a little b***h.
Wrong wrong wrong. FIrst of all its laughable to suggest that Tiger has no clue as to how the crowd will react when he pulls a wood to go for the green out of the rough. Of course they will go crazy and he would know that. Sure there is no rule about it. Just like there is no rule about pulling your club out of the bag if you are 5 yards away. Its called golf ettquette.
I never suggested that he knew for sure that Sergio had not hit. I dont think TIger did actually. However, no marshall ever said that Tiger asked him if Sergio had hit before he pulled the club out of the bag. The marshalls that came to his defense said that they told Tiger that Sergio had hit AFTER he pulled the club.
I believe that if Tiger had done that with say.. Steve Stricker hitting off the fairway instead of Garcia that Tiger would have gone to Steve and apologized.
Listen, I root for Tiger most of the time and enjoy when he is in the hunt. I just am not blindly biased like some in here. And, I dont disagree that Sergio is a little b***h either.