Tiger Woods won The Players yesterday for his 4th win of the season and 78th of his career in his 300th start. He was aided by Sergio Garcia dropping two balls in the water on the famed island green 17th when he was tied for the lead with Woods. In fairness to Sergio, a small flock of geese were flying overhead and distracted him. Sergio's unfortunate turn of events let Tiger off the hook somewhat. Woods temporarily blew a 3 shot lead, aided by his own drive into the water on the Par 4 14th.
Woods would bogey the hole, but not before NBC golf analyst Johnny Miller tried to stir up another national controversy with Woods' drop. Of course, Tiger Woods held the nation captive earlier this year with a drop on the 15th at Augusta in the 2nd Round that resulted in a 2 stroke penalty and not disqualification. Miller speculated that Woods had again improperly dropped by placing his ball much further up the fairway than where his ball must have crossed the hazard. Miller delivered this overly dramatic line on the broadcast and was immediately shot down by on-course reporter Mark Rolfing.no comments