Woods: Shutter snap at No. 9 halted momentum

November 16th, 2009 by

Sports ESPN — Tiger Woods is growing more frustrated with photographers snapping pictures of him during his swing.

In an interview on “ESPN First Take” on Wednesday, Woods addressed an incident at last week’s WGC-CA Championship at Doral, Fla., when he reacted to the click of a camera in his backswing with an obscenity-laced threat.

Woods’ intense competitive streak is well-known, and he’s also been known to curse when his results don’t meet his high expectations. But on Sunday, in a threat punctuated with profanity, he threatened bodily harm to the next photographer who snaps during his swing.

“It’s been frustrating because that’s what been happening lately,” Woods told “ESPN First Take.” “It’s one of the things that comes with playing in the last group, one of the distractions we have to deal with.”

What’s more, Woods said, the distractions have affected his play.

“Each time it’s happened, well three out of four times, I made bogey,” Woods said. “At the time I needed to make birdie, I flinched on it. [The photographer] got me in transition on my downswing.

“You have no idea what’s been said on the golf course all the time, in any sport really,” Woods added. “It was the heat of the moment. That one shot took the momentum that I had built on No. 8.”

One Response

  1. johnny d

    What a pussy,I mean who does he think he is, the OBAMA of golf?! See this is exactly what i’m talking about,if a white golfer made a obscene threat to one of the spectators he or she would probably be fined or suspended and be required to publically kiss ass for months. besides, tiger couldn’t whip Gary Colemans little black ass or even little Webster for that matter. Where is Fuzzy Zoler when you need him cause he would definately put Tiger in his place.This one is going rite on top of my research pile. Tiger Woods whipping someones butt,WHAT A JOKE!!!

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