UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Tiger Woods’ precipitous fall from the pinnacle of golf down to the absolute nadir of his sport has been as spectacular as it has been tragic. It has been hard to witness one of the greatest golfers of all time barely be able to even handle a 5-iron on the course at the U.S. Open.
Woods shot a 6-over 76 — and a 76 for Woods is considered progress at this point — that’s because over 36 holes at Chambers Bay, Woods recorded his worst score to par at a major in his career, shooting a 16-over 156 to miss the cut in another major tournament.
His miserable outing was crystallized when, trying to hit out of a rough patch, he inadvertently flung his club in the air.
Social media joined sports pundits in pummeling the former golf great into manicured greens at Chambers Bay, basically telling the man who is chasing Jack Nicklaus for the most major wins in history to give up the pursuit and go ahead and retire. And even he admits that his play was embarrassing, but it was social media who articulated it in the only way it know how.
Take a look at some of the most dramatic memes describing Woods’ horrific performance.