Aug 17, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger
Tiger Woods, silhouetted against the darkening sky on the 17th hole on Sunday, can regain the measure of invincibility he lost at the PGA Championship later this month at the Barclays.
Inappropriately, Mr. Politi used the "C" word to describe Tiger Woods' loss Sunday. He didn't choke. He led through 14 holes and finished 2nd. We may not be used to seeing Tiger lose a major (14 of 14 wins) but it was inevitable that it would happen. It was simply a matter of when. Coming back from knee reconstruction, winning 5 tournaments, so far, and finishing 2nd in the final major doesn't sound like a choke to me. Tiger did not have his A-game and Y.E. Yang played at the top of his game resulting in a WIN for Mr. Yang. And a well deserved win. Saying Tiger choked takes away from the outstanding round that Y.E. Yang played. Mr. Politi, you were simply wrong in your commentary, I believe fatigue played a larger role. Tiger had not played three weeks in a row for quite some time, however, I haven't heard anyone mention that fact.
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The definition of choke was Greg Norman in the '96 Masters. He lead by 6 strokes starting the final round and lost by 5 strokes to Nick Faldo. Norman bogeyed holes 9-12. He found water on 12 and 16.
It was a spectacular and complete collapse. He just barely held on to second, finishing 1 stroke ahead of Mickelson.
Now, THAT is a choke.
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