Adam Scott choked in the British Open overnight. It’s an awful term which can only be used as a slur, but it’s the right word and it’s not callous to use it.
To paraphrase the words of Oscar Wilde and transpose them from polite London society to a windswept golf links: blowing a four stroke overnight lead may be regarded as a misfortune. But blowing a four stroke lead with just four holes to play was carelessness.
So where now for Scott? Will this haunt him for the rest of his career? Is he mortally wounded? Or, to borrow an equally droll British line from Monty Python’s Black Knight, is this “just a flesh wound”?
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The first rule of calling a black arsehole a black arsehole is that only another black arsehole can call a black arsehole a black arsehole.
The second rule of calling a black arsehole a black arsehole is that if a white arsehole calls a black arsehole a black arsehole, that white arsehole should be kicked very hard in exactly that location.
In short, Steve Williams, the glorified bouncer who carries other people’s sporting equipment for a living, should be bounced from the golf course for good for his comments about his former boss Tiger Woods in Shanghai last week.
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Remember Tiger’s wife brandishing a 9-iron as she chased him down the street like a madwoman? Well, he’s just been clobbered again, only this time the aggressor was his former caddie Steve Williams, whose weapon of choice was words.
A lot of people don’t care for golf, and fair enough. They’re just not interested in grown men in silly clothes with an unnatural obsession with balls and holes. Read into that line what you will.
But what happened on the golf course this weekend was so much more than mere golf. This was cold revenge. This was Robin teaching Batman about crime fighting and going home with Batwoman to boot. Here’s what went down…
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