A Major Disappointment

Dayne DurantiCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2009

CHASKA, MN - AUGUST 16:  Tiger Woods (R) reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole as caddie Steve Williams walks off during the final round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on August 16, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Congratulations—We have all learned a valuable lesson this weekend at the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods is in fact, human.

The top ranked golfer, highest paid U.S athlete, video game and clothing emperor was beaten straight-up at a Major Championship by a little known Korean man who was ranked one hundred and something in the world.

Americans are reeling in the streets.

There are little old ladies everywhere who are dropping like flies because of their love for Tiger, and the inability of their brains to comprehend the major breakdown he had at Hazeltine on Sunday.

The rest of the PGA golfers are dancing on rooftops because they aren't scared of him anymore—The beast can be brought down! He can be beat! 

That fear was very important for Mr. Woods.

I have been trying to rationalize the breakdown in my mind: First Turnberry and now this.

Watching Watson collapse, and now Tiger. What is this world coming to?

I think part of Tiger's problem is his demeanor on the course.

He is so damned serious.

Now, granted, I understand that you have to be focused and in control on Sunday at a major championship. This isn't a four man scramble at the local golf course.

But the dead seriousness of Tiger on the back nine Sunday at Hazeltine was down right painful to watch.

He did not smile, he did not laugh and he did not applaud or congratulate Y.E Yang for any of his amazing play.

Sweat dripped from his brow and he clenched his jaw while he was putting. He even yelled at the ball at 14 when the putt didn't go where he wanted it to.

"You were supposed to go that way!" He yelled at the ball while motioning his arms to the right on a missed putt.

Tiger no doubt racked up quite a few fines from the PGA for his colorful array of expletive deleted words in the face of millions of American viewers.

Maybe Tiger should take a break from golf for a bit and do some traveling on his mega-yacht with his family. He could go to Tibet and spend some time with the monks and learn how to relax. Maybe he would smile once in a while.

It is a "Game" and he does "Play" for a living. Don't you think it should be fun?

When the things that you do in life stop giving you enjoyment, isn't time to stop doing them? Shouldn't Tiger find some way to enjoy the game of golf again?

It was a year without a Tiger major victory.

What a major bummer, a major let-down, and a major disappointment.