And just when everything seemed to be going Tiger Woods’s way, golf happened.
At 4:52 p.m. EDT, he had moved into a tie for the lead in the 77th Masters. He was coasting along at 5-under par when, on the 15th hole, his third shot hit the pin and the ball just missed dropping into the hole. Then, because the game of golf is known to do this, the ball promptly rolled into the water.
Unlike the average duffer, who would have cursed or broken the clubs or chucked them into the water or wept hot tears of humiliation, Woods merely took a drop and, this time, perfectly executed the shot, managing to leave 15 in at 4-under.
If ever a bogey on a par-5 could propel Tiger, that’s the one.
— Ian O’Connor (@Ian_OConnor) April 12, 2013
That was the best bogey ever there for Tiger. — Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) April 12, 2013
Imagine the odds of Tiger hitting a flagstick and going into water if that’s what allows the 14-year-old to make the cut. — Dan Jenkins (@danjenkinsgd) April 12, 2013
Loved Tiger’s decision to hit the same shot again. Incredible muscle memory. He hit a perfect shot — and he knew he could do it again.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 12, 2013
H/T SB Nation