Monday, April 05, 2010

Tiger starts his day with a goatee and a smile

Tiger Woods walked into his new public world Monday morning wearing gray slacks, a pink and gray striped shirt, a goatee -- and a smile.

Playing a practice round with Fred Couples at Augusta National, Woods was in the second group on the course -- Soren Hanson beat them out there by a few minutes -- and a gallery was quickly gathering around the world's No. 1 player.

Patrons weren't allowed onto the grounds until 8 a..m., but hundreds were already around the first and second holes as Woods played his first round in front of spectators since his personal life came unraveled on Thanksgiving weekend.

On a cool, soft morning, Woods received a warm welcome. One woman shouted, 'We love you, Tiger,' after he hit his opening tee shot. Walking down the first fairway with Couples, the sound of cameras clicking could be heard. Fans are allowed to bring cameras into the practice rounds and there were plenty of professional photographs along to document the day, as well.

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne was standing in the trees off the right side of the first fairway watching as Woods and Couples walked past.

Woods was smiling and laughing with Couples and seemed to make a point to acknowledge fans watching them play. After hitting his tee shot at the second hole, Woods chatted with a couple of patrons beside the ropes, reaching out to shake hands with a man who offered his hand.

14 comments:

Jimmymac said...

After hitting his tee shot at the second hole, Woods chatted with a couple of patrons beside the ropes, reaching out to shake hands with a man who offered his hand.

Read more: http://green-side.blogspot.com/2010/04/tiger-starts-his-day-with-goatee-and.html#ixzz0kEHUmRK8
whoa ! wait...what is this, a new Tiger? I suppose time will tell, of course, but I do hope he has lost some of his arrogance...we shall see how long it lasts.....

Anonymous said...

Tiger's private life is no more YOUR business than yours is to anyone else. The 8th - and possibly THE most deadly sin: Hypocrisy!

jjw901 said...

Whatever transpired in Tiger's 'private life' that night, it becomes a public concern the second he pulls out of his driveway and enters the public domain.

jjw901 said...

You call that a goatee? Looks more like he just ran out of Barbasol.

Cedar Posts, Life Floating By and Meckburbia said...

Funny story line Ron. Goatee? Must be the asian part of tiger.

Tiger Woods and Two Pickeled Eggs.

Anonymous said...

SCUM

jjw901 said...

What's the over/under on how many times Tiger begs off questions today with "That's a private matter between Elin and me" or "That's in the police report"? My guess is it will be low or maybe non-existent. Noone at that press conference is going to jeopardize their credentials for covering future Masters.

Anonymous said...

A goatee? Looks like he forgot to shave. Also, a goatee is hair on the chin only. A mustache and a goatee is called a Van Dyke!

Anonymous said...

Mr.Slick...I dont think he has changed....

Anonymous said...

How bout some report on how he hit the ball??
Oh...well, nevermind..

Anonymous said...

two photos of Tiger so far today, none of anyone else.....this keeping with the CO's National Inquirer mentality. What a slap-in-the-face to the other golfers. Ron, you should leave this stuff to the Inquirer side of the house, and you stick to golf. Tiger and OJ's personalities are similar in many ways.

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Anonymous said...

Goat on the Tee? Is this some hidden agenda? Will Tiger be a goat? Or shall we blame "Lefty" and make him the goat for Tiger's failings?

Cute story Cedar Posts

Anonymous said...

A goatee?

And we should care about this because...?