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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ryder off the mark with weather, time difference

Mark Pain of the Daily Mail took one of the best golf shots you could imagine when he found himself in the way of Tiger Woods' errant shot during the recent Ryder Cup matches in Wales.

The shot looks painful, as the ball races towards the camera.

It looks like the shot is going where it's supposed to but that the cameraman got into the way; however, that's not the case with this one.

The shot was off. Many bloggers have noted Woods' disdain for photographers, and that's obvious from the second photo on the above link - that of Woods scowling at the photographer. Also, the above link notes that the photographer brought Woods to a halt, but if you look at his entire year, it's more appropriate to say that Woods has brought his career to this current winless halt with his personal life spilling over and hurting his golf.

It sure was a lot less joyous for this Ryder Cup than past ones. Even the Europeans seemed to have more fun, here in the U.S. - in our Bloomfield Township - in 2004 than this year in Wales, though I blame the weather for that. Also, this year's matchups were better than prior years with such a close effort between to the two teams; just too bad I got to watch so little on TV.

Mostly, that lack of TV for me was due to the time difference but the weather certainly didn't help me with this.

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