Early Sunday afternoon, I jokingly posted the picture of Tiger Woods spitting on a green at the Dubai Desert Classic. I posted it because it's funny, but not because I thought Tiger spitting would start SpitGate, one of the most ludicrous outrages in recent sports history.
People are UP IN ARMS about Tiger spitting. They are calling him out for bad behavior. Again, for SPITTING ON A GREEN!
Now, dear reader, I trust that you've golfed before in your life if you come to this site regularly (and trust that you probably don't have a high school degree if you continue to read it). If you've golfed, and you've NEVER spit on the golf course, I'd trust you either have a saliva deficiency or you're lying. It's part of golf, as "disgusting" as it appears to be. Do I enjoy spitting? No, not really. Do I do it on the golf course about 40 times a day? Yes, I do.
It's funny because it's Tiger, and whatever Tiger does is perceived as horrible. Steve Marino, late in his round at Pebble Beach, was caught spitting in front of the camera, and not a tweet was sounded about the offense. That's because Steve Marino is Steve Marino, not Tiger Woods.
People have talked about the amount of spit that came out of Tiger's mouth, which I'll just allow you to swallow (pun intended) because obviously we don't have enough to do.
It's spit. Girls do it on the golf course. Guys do it on the golf course. Life moves on.
If you really want to be offended by something, maybe check his second nine holes on Sunday. Now THAT was ugly.