Here is the opening to my Sunday column about the faltering Tiger Woods at the US Open:


You can’t exactly say Tiger Woods choked.

You can’t say he choked even though he shot six bogies on Saturday, bogeyed two of his last three holes like some amateur who’d been invited to play the Open on a lark, even though he came into Saturday’s play tied for the lead at 1 under and left mired in a pack, a horde of golfers, at 4 over for the tournament and 5 behind the leaders.

He didn’t choke. He’s not there yet, although that may come. But he sure did something bad.

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