Tiger Woods: 7 Things He Gets in Trouble for That Average Duffers Do Regularly

Erik PaulCorrespondent IMarch 18, 2011

Tiger Woods: 7 Things He Gets in Trouble for That Average Duffers Do Regularly

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    DORAL, FL - MARCH 12:  Tiger Woods reacts to a tee shot on the fourth hole hits his tee shot during the third round of the 2011 WGC- Cadillac Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on March 12, 2011 in Doral, Florida.  (Phot
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    The legend of Tiger Woods could be told as a classic superhero story. Tiger would be the hero for a long time; a guy who says and does all the right things and is almost unbeatable.

    Now, the world has discovered his cocktail waitress Kryptonite; he has lost his powers and become the villain.

    He's hated by millions and gets crucified for every little thing he does wrong.

    Is he really that bad, though? Tiger doesn't do too much that's out of the ordinary for amateur golfers, but the spotlight gets him in trouble for all kinds of things that most people shouldn't care about.

Hitting Bad Shots

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Tiger Woods of Australia looks dejected after hitting a shot into the rough during round three of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 13, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflon
    Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

    Tiger Woods has been so dominant for so long that it's like he isn't allowed to hit a bad shot anymore.

    Well, after hitting a 122-yard drive at Doral last weekend, maybe those of us who have duffed our way around the course should cut him a bit of slack.

Gets Angry About Noise/Camera Flashes During Shots

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    PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 14:  Patrons photograph Tiger Woods as he plays a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 14, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty I
    Scott Halleran/Getty Images

    So Tiger gets mad at photographers and spectators who make noise or take pictures with the flash on during his swing—what's wrong with that?

    It's common courtesy to shut up and stay still when someone is hitting.

Spitting

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    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 13:  Tiger Woods of the USA during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 13, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty
    Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

    Tiger recently got fined for spitting on the green at the Dubai Dessert Classic. It was bad because it was on the green, but he got into some trouble for spitting elsewhere on the course as well.

    Most golfers spit on the course from time to time, and it's not like he was spitting tobacco juice like some baseball players.

Choking Away a Lead

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    CHASKA, MN - AUGUST 16:  (L-R) Y.E. Yang of South Korea celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green alongside Tiger Woods during the final round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on August 16, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota.  (Photo b
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    Once thought to be impossible, Tiger has blown fourth-round leads a couple of times recently, including to Y.E. Yang in the PGA Championship.

    Have you never been up a few strokes only to fall apart down the stretch in a friendly wager?

Inconsistent Play

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    DORAL, FL - MARCH 13:  Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the 2011 WGC- Cadillac Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on March 13, 2011 in Doral, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Get
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    Tiger has had a few great rounds recently, including a 66 on Sunday at Doral, but it's not enough for most people.

    Everyone is so disappointed in him every time he has a poor round, but it's hard to play your best every round.

    I've shot in the 70s one day and the 90s the next: inconsistency happens.

Throwing Clubs

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    ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 16:  Tiger Woods of the USA tosses his putter after missing an eagle putt on the 18th green during the second round of the 139th Open Championship on the Old Course, St Andrews on July 16, 2010 in St Andrews, Scotland.  (Photo
    Harry How/Getty Images

    While Tiger's never gone all Happy Gilmore on the putter throw, he gives his clubs the odd toss after a poor shot.

    I know, I've done it and most golfers I know would admit the same.

Dropping an F–Bomb

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Tiger Woods of the USA looks dejected after hitting a tee shot during round four of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 14, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
    Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

    It doesn't get caught on camera often, but after a bad shot, Tiger occasionally drops an F–bomb.

    Personally, I've never played with anyone who hasn't let loose some curses at least once in a while.