From the Boston Herald article, “Once a threat to pass Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods now a laughingstock“:
After locating his ball, he tried to find a foothold on a ridiculously poor sidehill lie when — boom! — down he went on his rump.
The crowd didn’t gasp. It laughed. That is what Woods’ golf game has become — a clown show.
Yet he did catch Nicklaus yesterday. By missing the cut for the second time in his last three majors, Woods has now missed the cut 14 times on tour before the age of 40. That’s one more than Nicklaus, who did it 13 times.
With the young champion’s ascension, the 39-year-old Woods is suddenly, unthinkably, an afterthought, a footnote and no longer even that interesting.
Now that 21-year-old golfing phenom Jordan Spieth is halfway to the legendary Grand Slam, do you think people finally will focus on him, instead of 39-year-old, former-great-but-now-washed-up, Tiger Woods?
Woods no longer is The Biggest Story In Golf, and hasn’t been for a while, although too many in the media have continued to try to make him so.