Instead of informing you on A-Rod’s rehab or Johnny Football’s latest cough (I’m not even going to get started), I thought it’d be a nice time to take in some of the lighter news of the day. After coming a poor final day at Muirfield two weeks ago, critics and fans alike were left questioning, “does Tiger still got it?” A good way to prove that you still have it? Shoot a career low 61 en route to a dominating win at the Bridgestone Invitational. He was on pace to become only the 5th player in PGA history to shoot a 59, but a bogey-less 18 holes isn’t too shabby either.
After Tiger decided to be Tiger, the only thing people were waiting for the remainder of the tournament was for the fat lady to sing. Tiger’s dominance created a perfect summer Sunday to nap with golf on the TV. It became so boring in fact that CBS golf analysts David Feherty and Gary McCord devoted nearly two minutes of conversation to a rogue squirrel that got in the way of Tiger’s putting. The video in the above link is quite hilarious, especially with the Scotch/Irish accent and the discovery that Mr. McCord has an intense love/hate relationship with the furry critters. Here’s some of the dialogue:
McCord: Yeah, yeah. Oh, there it is right there! Look at it.
Feherty: See that?
McCord: They’re possessed by the devil, those squirrels. I’m telling you. He knows he’s on television.
Feherty: Yeah, he just hightails it now. But he did, uh, attempt to return and he was on the through line –
McCord: You know, they always leave towards magnetic north, did you know that?
Feherty: No, I did not.
McCord: Yeah, they always exit magnetic north. I don’t know why. No one does. Just like bats when they exit a cave, they go left.
Unidentified voice: That was south, Gary.
To make matters more ironic, most of you may remember this 2008 Super Bowl commercial from the tournament’s title sponsor Bridgestone. Coincidence? Or the Illuminati branching off to other species? Your call.