Tiger Woods is playing his second round at the Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia. After a second-round 66, he's just a shot out of the lead, but with most of the leaders teeing off in the afternoon, he could be a few back by day's end.
An intermediacy, it seems, that has thrown golf into a tizzy.
We love sensationalism. Everything has to be designated the best or the worst, and every take has to be made with conviction. There's no room for indifference.
Which is why we saw this after Tiger started his Thursday round with three bogeys in the first four holes:
Yes! Bogey train is rolling with Tiger Woods! Keep playing and drop some f bombs. Fire yourself up for more bogeys! #QuickenLoansNational— Thomas Chan (@TChan8888) July 30, 2015
Could we all just agree that Tiger woods is past his prime? I don't really want to watch wood bogey instead of fowler hitting an ace!— Jason George (@jasongeorge16) July 30, 2015
Tiger Woods is on fire.....a dumpster fire....3-over par through 4 holes.— Daniel Beyer (@danbeyeronfox) July 30, 2015
Tiger Woods is delusional. Him saying he is an up and down away from good scoring is like me saying I am 3 sit ups away from a six pack.— Jon Tranby (@tsizzle25) July 28, 2015
But, unlike previous falters, Woods was able to bounce back mid-round, dropping six birdies in a nine-hole stretch, leading to...
.@TigerWoods has 2 feet for his 4th birdie in 5 holes and 5th in 8. Could he be ... OK, still too early, but ...— Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) July 30, 2015
Shades of 2000 at the Open as Tiger Woods goes stinger-sand wedge-one putt for birdie.— TigerWoodsQuestfor19 (@TigerQuestfor19) July 30, 2015
That's right. A comparison to the year Tiger won nine events, including three majors. Not excessive at all.
The reality of Woods' game this week, it appears, is somewhere in the middle. And its a mediocracy we can't seem to process.
Woods isn't the best golfer in the world. He's also not the worst. His current game is of the unassuming, ordinary variety.
Tiger Woods, just another golfer. Talk about unfathomable.
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