While it seemed like Tiger Woods kept his composure on the course, it was after the round where he seemed to lose his cool.
Did he purposely run into the cameraman?
We’ll let Wei Under Par tell the rest of the story.
“Here’s the deal: I saw the photographer sweep in, and oh-so-slightly, cross into the pathway cleared for His Highness. Then, I saw the car wreck coming. In that split second, you’re thinking, uh-oh, this is going to be ugly. What’s this guy doing? He’s infringing on Tiger’s “space” and Tiger is going to run him over, which is pretty much what happened.
The chat with one colleague turned into an enlightening group discussion on the bus ride. We watched the footage together several times and came to the this conclusion: The photographer decided to get aggressive with the shot, but when he saw Tiger charging, he tried to back away at the last second. Thing is, Tiger also saw the photog and took out some of his aggression out on the guy and his camera.
We agreed Tiger actually elbowed the photographer in the head initially — I’m betting the he has a nice bump on his head. Unfortunately, the “accidental” run-in backfired on Tiger and he probably got the worse end of it and felt like an idiot. What do they call that again?