British Open Notebook: Was Tiger the Only One Crying?

Overcome with emotion, Tiger Woods cried on caddie Steve Williams’ shoulder after holing out on the 18th to win his second consecutive British Open and eleventh professional major.

It was a rare emotional display for Tiger after a brilliant victory. This one was for his dad Earl, who died in May. I don’t mind seeing Tiger’s human side, do you?

Hats off to Chris DiMarco for another gutsy performance and providing some much needed drama as the field, once again, fell away.

But getting back to Tiger, was he the only one crying? Maybe not.

Although we may not get to view it publicly, others had reasons to bawl their heads off — Sergio (can’t get r done), Ernie (“Tiger knows how to win these things …”), Jim Furyk (close at both Opens, but no cigar), Colin (I missed the cut) and Phil (dang, how did I lose at Winged Foot?!?!).

If they’re crying — when they’re crying — they’re not crying happy tears. I wouldn’t be either, especially now that Tiger’s back.

The Armchair Golfer

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