Tiger Woods was once golf’s golden boy of his generation. He had it all. The talent, the looks, the ability and sponsors galore. However, ever since his world began to self implode things haven’t been quite as sweet for the man born Eldrick Tont Woods.
In the wake of the revelations he was a love cheat even Ryan Giggs would be jealous of his game has suffered beyond belief. With his clean-cut public image completely ripped to shreds Tiger literally headed for the ‘Woods’ as he sought refuge from the media scrum. But while Giggs has almost prospered in comparison on the pitch when compared to Woods’ woes you begin to wonder where it will all stop for the golfing great.
There probably aren’t any insults or slanderous words left in the dictionary that haven’t already been written about Tiger. However, his career is threatening toplunge to even great depths following perhaps the most embarrassing attack on his character yet. Brandon Kelly, one of Woods’ so-called fans, launched a hot dog at the golfer at the recent Frys.com Open. What next – will another member of the gallery bombard him with pies or burgers?
But what is perhaps even stranger than the unsuccessful assault is Kelly’s explanation as to why he even tried to hit Woods with a wiener. The idea, he said, was formed after he watched a movie about a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver.
“I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie ‘Drive,'” Kelly said.
“As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.’”
Kelly declined to elaborate on his motivation and said he had initially hoped to remain anonymous.
But the incident triggered widespread news coverage, a YouTube video and much speculation on websites.
“I honestly wish Tiger the best. One day I hope he breaks Jack Nicklaus’ record,” Kelly said.
Golf legend Nicklaus won 18 major championships during his professional career. Woods has won 14. Although in terms of off course activities it’s probably fair to speculate that Woods has had more holes in one than any of his fairway rivals. But what’s next for terrible Tiger? Will he use the latest incident to almost re-launch his career to get back to doing what he does best by starting to lift trophies?