News & ToursAugust 13, 2015

The 13 most absurd things overheard in the gallery watching Tiger Woods at a major

HAVEN, Wis. -- Following Tiger Woods at a golf tournament is an experience.

For one, to see one of the greatest ever to play the game, in person. For another, to observe the organized chaos, the characters and the buzz of a Tiger Woods gallery.

There hasn't been as much energy and buzz in his crowds this year. But still, just him approaching his ball elicits countless "Let's go, Tiger!" or "You got this, Tiger!" from his huge crowds. Even when he's nearly 10 shots back on a Thursday of a major. And even when he's fallen to No. 278 in the world rankings.

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If you've walked in his gallery any time over the last 18 years, you know some of the funny stuff that gets said. We picked out our favorites from the galleries at Whistling Straits on Thursday.

(After a man falls down a mound) "You see that? Grown men are risking their lives in the hopes this guy finds his game again."

"See, Tiger's a true man of the people now. He cheats on his wife. Plays mediocre golf. I can finally identify with him!"

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"Tiger, c'mon man! We didn't drive three hours to watch you leave putts two-and-a-half feet short.

"Doesn't it look like he's just given up? Where's that bounce in his step? Maybe he's just out here to sell clothes and clubs to people."

"It's not like he's even struggling that bad. I don't get this. His drives are OK. He just really can't make any putts.

(Husband to wife): "Honey, I wish I could explain how good Tiger was in his prime. I mean, I don't think you understand just how good this guy was."

*(Wife) *"Babe, I think I understand. You've told me thousands of times. I get it."

"How many girlfriends you think he's got in Wisconsin?" His buddy: "How ever many he wants."

(After bogeying the sixth hole from just off the green) "That's not good. That's really bad actually. Making bogeys from off the green? That's the kind of bogey golf we all play."

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"Whaddya say, Fred? Let's find him a cute putting coach. Maybe that's the way to get him to pay attention."

"This is something I've always wanted to do. Doesn't matter how he's playing. I can say I watched Tiger Woods in person."

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(After his tee shot on the par-3 seventh hole spins off a mound and rolls to 10 feet): "Now that's how I play. Make an ugly bogey then follow it up with a lucky kick for a birdie try. This is a dangerous game.

"Wow . . . he just took four seconds over that ball before he hit. Does he even care anymore?"

"It's a Thursday morning and Tiger's throwing clubs already. The struggle bus is here."

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