Monday, August 10, 2009

PGA Tour to Fine Tiger Woods After Winning Bridgestone

After the infamous club slamming incident at the British Open, Tiger Woods is once again in the limelight for behavioral issues. The Canadian Press reports in this article that Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for criticizing a Rules Official during the Bridgestone Invitational last week. According to the article, Woods said that the Official informed him and Padraig Harrington that they were being timed during the 16th hole of the final round causing them to rush difficult strokes. Harrington hit a flop shot that lead him to his watery grave on this hole with a triple bogey. According to Woods, Harrington would have not made that mistake if he was able to take his time and analyze play. Quoting the Canadian Press, according to Section VI-D in the PDA Tour's player handbook, "it is an obligation of membership to refrain from comments to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage tournaments, sponsors, fellow members, players, or PGA Tour."

Tiger Woods is an easy target. It must be tough for him to have the media scrutinize his every move especially when we see other players do the same things, or worse, and get away with them. I guess it comes with being The Tiger Woods.

***After this story consumed the web and media, it has been reported that it is not true. The PGA Tour is not fining Tiger Woods for his criticism.***

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