Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tiger Woods: “Man Who Used Stick To Roll Ball…”

I’ve been watching CNN this morning and every 20 minutes or so they’ve been featuring news that Tiger Woods has been sidelined for the remainder of the year due to knee surgery. I couldn’t help but think of this hilarious article from the The Onion:

A man who used several different bent sticks to hit a ball to an area comprised of very short grass surrounding a hole in the ground was praised for his courage Monday after he used a somewhat smaller stick to gently roll the ball into the aforementioned hole in fewer attempts than his competitors.

“What guts, what confidence,” ESPN commentator Scott Van Pelt said of the man, who was evidently unable to carry his sticks himself, employing someone else to hold the sticks and manipulate the flag sticking out of the hole in the ground while he rolled the ball into it. “You have to be so brave, so self-assured, so strong mentally to [roll a ball into a hole in the ground]. Amazing.” The man in question apparently hurt his knee during this activity.

Very droll.