I love these moments where the best players alive suck as bad as I do.
Tiger Woods’ second shot on the par-4 ninth hole at the Firestone Country Club on Friday went far right, hit pavement and bounced onto the roof of the clubhouse.
Some moments later, a WGC-Bridgestone tournament official was seen roaming around the roof looking for the ball. Woods gathered with other officials at the entrance to the clubhouse as the gallery swarmed to the area. (Story.)
But here’s the best part:
Woods was not assessed a penalty stroke. PGA Tour official Mike Shea said, “This is a pretty unusual situation. The ball ended up in the parking lot where preparation for hospitality takes place.”
Officials ruled that the ball had been moved by someone and that the grandstand qualified as a temporary obstruction.
Never again will I feel guilty about taking a free drop on the fairway when I can’t find a ball that ought to be in plain view.
Just sayin’, is all…