A stick of dynamite and a sand wedge
Illustration by Victor Juhasz
Totally off-topic, so please forgive me. ;-)
I (heart) David Feherty
. He's by far my favourite commentator in golf. Besides Jon Stuart, he's the best thing on TV. So, I was delighted when my friend Gregg sent me this gem yesterday:How Good is Tiger? ...just ask Ernie!
David Feherty: "People have accused me of being so far up Tiger's arse that he can barely make a full swing, but I maintain that he is a special person. There's no one else on the planet who can do what he does or even think of doing what he does. I've often thought, instead of showing Tiger's reaction to a shot he's hit, we really should show the reaction of those who are around him."
"I'm standing with Ernie and my microphone is open. Ken Venturi [in the CBS booth] sends it to me and I say, 'Tiger's got 184 yards with two big red oaks overhanging the green. He's got absolutely nothing. With a stick of dynamite and a sand wedge I might be able to move this ball 50 yards. Steve Williams [Woods' caddie] tells me [with a hand signal] that he's using a pitching wedge.'
"Tiger takes his swing. Every muscle in his body is flung at the ball. It looks like he's torn his nutsack. The divot went as far as I could hit the ball. I've got my microphone at my mouth thinking, what the hell was that! The ball sails over the trees, lands behind the hole and backs up to about six feet from the flag. I open my microphone and Ernie turns and says, 'F&ck me!'
"My producer comes on in my earpiece and says, 'Was that Ernie?' I say yes. 'Fair enough.'"I could have described that shot for 15 minutes and not done as good a job as Ernie did with two words. This is one of the best players in the world talking, and you wanna know how good Tiger is? Ask Ernie Els."
David Feherty on Golf.com
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