Sunday, September 28, 2008
That Had to Hurt
This was a long time ago, but do you remember the Tiger Woods commercial when he is training the regular guy to be a professional golfer? Tiger hits a drive through a tiny fairway of people and then the regular dude hits one with cardboard cutouts and "kills" about eight fake people with his bad shot?
Well, Anthony Kim was the regular guy yesterday, nailing David Whitfield in the head with an errant tee shot, sending the 48-year-old to the hospital with a "crater-like abrasion" on his grill. Kim struggled after he smoked the guy on 9, struggling to a two-over 37 on the back while Sergio Garcia shot a 34 and is now leading Kim and Phil Mickelson by three.
"I thought I killed him," Kim said. "It was an awful feeling to look down and see a golf ball-sized impression in his forehead and it's cut open. It was probably the nastiest thing I've ever seen."
While Sergio still has some work to do today, this could be the first instance in golf history where someone let another person's head affect their own game.