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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 244
W ATCHING TIGER WOODS, a 14-time major winner who owned the clutch, perform a DUI test on a video provided by TMZ. com is a strange, surreal yet very 2017 experience. In a lather of irony that would nearly make you laugh if it wasn’t so sad, Woods, the golfer with the laser focus on some of the most pressure-packed Sundays in sporting history, is asked to focus on a laser and merely stay focused on it as a police officer waves it around. It is perverse viewing. And without going into a play-by-play breakdown, all you need to know is Woods fails. On Memorial Day, a holiday in America, his Mercedes is totalled–just like it was on Christmas Eve in 2009. Without the sport to dedicate his life to, Woods seems dizzied and destructive. Lost somewhere in Jupiter, Florida at 3am, waiting for someone–in this case the law–to show him the way home. The fear for any golf fan that is at least in their 30s, or any sports fan that remembers the halcyon days, is that this will be his legacy. That Tiger Woods will be sport’s answer to Charlie Sheen. That people will forget the 1997 Masters they same way they have forgotten Platoon. That GIFS now trump feats and facts, and that’s the way it will be now. But that must not be the case. Woods has been desperate for a pursuit while his back heals at snail’s pace, and his recovery may just be the challenge he needs. KEEPING AN EYE ON TIGER WORDS & BY LUKE DODEMAIDE WHY THE FALL OF A CHAMPION IS SO DIFFICULT TO WATCH
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