Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Fails to Prove Himself a ‘Better Man’
Posted on 04/13/2013 11:55:14 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Im a huge Tiger Woods fan. Thats why it pains me that he continues to do damage to his once-nearly-pristine image.
Having recently reclaimed his sports ranking as World No. 1 as the Euros put it Tiger flew this week to Augusta, Georgia as the favorite to win the Masters.
He acquitted himself rather well the tourneys first two days, save for a mishap yesterday on the 15th hole. He hit an approach shot to the green that, as bad luck would have it, ricocheted off the flag pole and careened into the creek.
After taking a drop which entailed a one stroke penalty Tiger hit his next shot on the green, sank the putt and rocked on to the next hole. As it turns out, the worlds most famous golfer made an improper drop, for which he should have been penalized another two strokes.
Tiger signed his scorecard without including the two penalty strokes and left the golf course. This morning he learned of his error, which meant he signed his Friday scorecard incorrectly.
In every case Ive ever heard, a golfer who signs an incorrect scorecard in tournament play is disqualified. Yet, the green jacketed powers-that-be at Augusta National somehow found a way not to disqualify Tiger.
And even though I had looked forward this weekend to seeing whether my favorite golfer could win the fifth Masters championship of his career, I think Augustas green jackets made the absolute wrong decision.
Nevertheless, the Bible advises that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
I believe the Almighty, in His infinite grace, gave Tiger an opportunity to redeem himself in the eyes of many of those who have not gotten past his serial adultery with who knows how many harlots, which defiled his marriage and left a lasting scar upon his faithful wife, the mother of his two beautiful children.
Oh, how I hoped that Tiger would say that, even though Augustas powers-that-be had not disqualified him for his rule-breaking had tempted him with preferential treatment he had decided to disqualify himself. Even though doing so would cost him the Masters.
But Tiger did not enter today through the narrow gate, of which the Word of God speaks. He chose the wide gate, the broad way that leads to destruction.
In 2010, Tiger delivered a mea culpa in which he told a national television audience, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior. He promised to be a better man. And he confided he was returning to the Buddhist faith of his youth, which his Thai mother instilled in him.
Well, the events of today suggest that Tiger is not the better man he promised to be. And I am persuaded he will remain a lost soul until, hopefully, he comes to Jesus.
For when a man is in Christ, he is a new creature. The old things are passed away. All things become new.
Learn the new rule on the outdated antiquated scorecard rule - 33-7. Augusta applied this new rule absolutely correctly.
As to the drop issue, that’s perhaps another story - but the scorecard rule has been changed for just this kind of situation.
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Why point out rules when you can trash Tiger Woods./s
....indeed.....the Pharisees are out thick today.
Obama is Tiger Woods.
I saw the other thread further down that you posted on. A whole lot of hate and no nothings about golf. I’m the same as you as far as Woods goes, I’m not a fan or a hater.
Do you not agree that there are certain actions that may fall within the rules, or the law, that are, nonetheless, deserving of reproach?
I really don’t understand the issue.
He dropped the ball two yards behind where his last shot was from for a 1 stroke penalty.
How is this a big cheat?
And no, I do not play golf.
I do, but not sure that standard applies here at all. FIRST: The scorecard rule is a bizarre and ridiculous bureaucratic exercise now anyway, so I totally disregard that issue from a standpoint of reproach.
SECOND As for the illegal drop? I find it hard to believe, that knowing a huge TV audience was watching - and that even more would watch the replay on what was one of the most astounding bad bounces in golf history, that he would intentionally violate the rules. I think he wanted the most advantageous drop within the rules, but that is as he should.
THIRD: I don't look for pro athletes to find the utmost in over the top moral and ethical guidance. I find that elsewhere.
The issue is explained here: www.cedmundwright.com
It is not that big of a deal. He actually suffered one of the cruellest bad bounces imaginable on what was a nearly perfectly hit shot. It cost him 2 shots - and now it’s cost him 2 more shots for the rule. I think he’s paid a tremendous penalty - and the rules violation is murky to begin with. No, I’m not a Tiger fan nor a Tiger hater - but I do hate blind ignorance and I hate out sized allegiance to bureaucratic outdated rules.
Considering the fairway was sloping towards the green, it could be argued it was the only proper drop.
See Rule 20-1 b vi and vii
(vi) rolls and comes to rest more than two club-lengths from where it first struck a part of the course; or
(vii) rolls and comes to rest nearer the hole than:
(a) its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b) unless otherwise permitted by the Rules; or
2 stroke penalty,I know golf,don’t understand people who post nonsense.
I suspect the only thing sinking him is his admission he wanted a better lie, and then dropped 2 yards behind the original spot.
Had he dropped closer to the original lie, and it rolled under 2 yds, but placing the dropped lie closer to the pin than the original lie, then he would have been required to redrop.
Then he could have dropped from up to 2 yards behind the ball with the fairway sloping towards the pin, and played from the dropped lie.
I suspect Tiger was just in the habit of dropping behind the ball by 2 yds and in doing so was looking for the better placement.
I’m still unclear about his using his club to improve the area of swing behind the ball.
Tiger Woods is Obama.
I’ve had Tiger’s number since the lynching of Fuzzy Zoller.
Tiger Woods is a Socialist / Marxist who has the most powerful job in the world, and he hates America?
If you don't like rules enforced, you ought to stick to pro basketball.
He was reproached two strokes....He now has to finish the contest with hooting galleries and moronic comments on his mind...
Just watch the game....