FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW ME, I HAVE TWO DISTINCT QUALITIES. I MOST ALWAYS WRITE IN CAPS (I'M NOT YELLING.....I JUST HATE THE SHIFT KEY) AND I NEVER SHY AWAY FROM COMMENTING ON TIGER WOODS. i SUPPORT BRANDALL C. REGARDING HIS REMARKS ABOUT TW. IN MY OPINION HE IS SPOT ON. AS I POSTED IN ANOTHER DISCUSSION SOME TIME AGO, TW'S CHARACTER (INFUSED INTO HIS BRAIN BY HIS FATHER) IS SUCH THAT I BELIEVE HE WILL DO ANYTHING HE THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH. THE PENALTY HE INCURRED AT THE MASTERS IS PRIME EXAMPLE. HE STATED VERY CLEARLY THAT HE DROPPED WHERE HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET AN ADVANTAGE. I DON'T BUY THE ARGUMENT THAT HE DID NOT KNOW THE RULES. IN THE RECENT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, HIS DROP WAS SO FAR OFF THAT IT WAS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING LEGAL. WHY HIS PLAYING PARTNER DID NOT QUESTION THE DROP IS BEYOND ME. MAYBE HE WAS JUST TOO INTIMIDATED BY TW TO SAY ANYTHING. THE MOST RECENT PENALTY WAS FLAGRANT AND IMO HE DID NOT THINK ANYBODY SAW THE BALL MOVE. THEN HE ARGUES WITH THE OFFICIAL. NO, BRANDALL IS NOT THE ISSUE. TW IS THE ISSUE. TW WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE GREATEST GOLFERS OF ALL TIME BUT THERE SHOULD BE AN ASTERISK BESIDE HIS NAME NOTING A HUGE CHARACTER FLAW. HE HAS CHEATED IN HIS HOME LIFE AND IMO HE CARRYS THAT TO THE GOLF COURSE WHEN HE THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.
And as a rebuttal, I will respond with my opinion. And mine is just as passionate, I just don't mind using the shift key. First I am not a Tiger fan boy, I almost never root for him. I also was not impressed with his home scandal, but just because someone cheats on his wife does not make him a cheater at everything, including his golf score. As far as the Masters drop, where you think he's trying to get an advantage, the drop was no different than anyone else would have done if they had confused what rule they were using. I am not going to argue what happened, that's been hashed and rehashed into oblivion, let's move on. At the Players, his playing partner did
tell him that was where he should make his drop. It was all the analysts that were not on the ground behind Tiger that thought the drop was wrong. They were using bad camera angles and had no way of knowing if that was the right place or not. As far as the most recent penalty goes, I'm sure he never saw the ball move when he was there. You can't always see everything that happens every second, it was the slow motion HD camera that caught the ball moving. I seriously doubt Tiger is trying to cheat "when he thinks he can get away with it". And there will never be an asterisk.
By the way, in case anyone did not know, Brandel apologized to Tiger.
And that's my two cents, which is worth more than mine or any other person's "opinion". Opinions are based on knowledge that a person has, not always all the the knowledge needed for case closed decisions. Your mileage may vary. Have a nice day!