Monday, August 23, 2004 at 9:39 AM
Tiger Woods Shanked a Shot!
Well, guess what? He shanked it! In knee-jerk reaction, I yelled, "Hoseltov!" at the TV in gleeful amazement. The ball caroomed right and hit a hospitality tent, startling the poor people inside. They must have thought someone accidentally let a hack onto the course.
Is it any coincidence that Tiger is good friends with Darren Clarke, Lord of the Shanks? A coincidence that my last golf blog post covered Mr. Clarke? I think not.
Unfortunately, CBS didn't capture Tiger's ultra-rare disaster on SwingVision. But here's a post-impact shot:
The next time Tiger says his swing is "close" I hope someone asks him "close to what?" I'm sure we'd all like the answer to that.
Tom G. said...
Something cosmic is going on...I had a hosel rocket myself this past weekend...
On the 6th hole, a par 3, I hit a hard 6 iron, drawing it nicely around a bunker to 2 feet, tap in birdie...
Next hole, a par five I try and lay up for my second shot with a 5 iron and shank it in the woods, OB!
On the eighth hole, another par three, I punch an 8 iron to 10 feet...
...What kind of game is this?
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