Tiger Lost In the Woods Of His Own Mind
Bill Quick

Bill Plaschke: Tiger Woods’ absence from Masters greeted mostly with shrugs – latimes.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The slow and awkward decay of the powerful aura of Tiger Woods continued here Tuesday on a rain-soaked golfing cathedral that smelled like a damp towel.

For the first time in 20 years, Woods will not be here for the Masters, a tournament he has won four times, his virtual ownership of Augusta National symbolizing his decades of dominance.

Yet his fellow golfers do not sound relieved. They do not act as if reprieved. They spoke of this giant, haunting presence with neither fear nor reverence.

Tiger just has not been the same golfer since the scandal. Prior to that time, he’d won 14 major titles, second only to Jack Nicklaus, and seemed a cinch to easily surpass Nicklaus’s total of 18. He hasn’t won a major since.

I think his head is screwed up. He’s lost his feeling of invincibility, and unless he can somehow overcome that loss, I don’t think he’ll ever win another major.

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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. I used to be a big Tiger supporter until the scandal. What a prick. Imagine his wife’s surprise at finding out he’d cheated on her. And then imagine her horror at finding that the number was in double digits and included a porn actress. It didn’t bother me in the slightest that she roughed him up. Allegedly.

    Think what he’s thrown away. He was on track to be the best golfer who ever lived. He was wealthy, famous and had a gorgeous wife and kids. He pissed it all away because he’s a self entitled asshole. He’ll be remembered more for all the whores he porked than for his-once- great golf game.