I DIDN’T REALIZE I was being prophetic when I wrote this pretend flyer on Monday:
LOST: One-legged golfer, missing at last major. Answers to Tiger. And U.S. Open champion.
I heard the jarring news this afternoon about Tiger Woods regarding the severity of his injuries. As you probably know by now, Tiger will undergo surgery and is out for the remainder of the 2008 season. No British, no PGA, no Ryder Cup. It’s a sad day for golf.
Two initial questions come to mind:
1) Given the extent of his injuries and what he endured, where does Tiger’s U.S. Open victory rank in the history of sports?
2) Just how expensive a victory will it turn out to be?
−The Armchair Golfer