The pool of Tiger Woods critics grew by at least one on Thursday when AARP took the opportunity to have some fun at the golfer’s expense.
The jab, which mocked Woods’s poor showing at the British Open on Thursday, comes just two days after AARP’s name came out of Woods’s mouth at a press conference.
After a reporter asked the 39-year-old whether retirement might be in his near-future plans, Woods quipped back, “Retirement? I don’t have any AARP card yet, so I’m a ways from that.”
Woods might be having second thoughts, however, after his opening round at St. Andrews on Thursday. After carding three bogeys in the first 10 holes, he finished 4-over par — 11 strokes behind leader Dustin Johnson.
His rough outing wasn’t an anomaly either. Woods has struggled at several recent tournaments.
In his last 7 majors plus 1 round, Tiger Woods is a combined 46 over par pic.twitter.com/zgHkb3Pdb0— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 16, 2015
Things got so bad for the former world No. 1 that he took a break earlier this year to work on his swing. But on Thursday, it still looked like a work in progress.
“You almost want to say, ‘Who are you and what have you done to Tiger Woods?’ ” ESPN’s British Open analyst Paul Azinger said on Thursday (via USA Today). “Everyone wanted to swing like Tiger. Except Tiger. Nobody needs to tell Tiger what to think, they need to remind him to think.”
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