Tiger Woods talked this week about not wanting his foes to see him hurting when he essentially was playing on one leg in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
Apparently, umbrellas are considered a sign of weakness too.
The rain came down in fits and starts on Friday in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open, but Woods acted as if his black sweater was made of otter fur. Near the round’s end, fellow competitor Rickie Fowler offered him some cover with his umbrella.
“Ah, I’m already soaked,” Woods told him. “Don’t even worry about it.”
Woods would later explain to reporters, “Hey, you can only get wet once, right? Once you’re wet, you’re wet. Deal with it.”
Something tells us Woods was making a statement. Torrey Pines is his house, and he wasn’t going to let a little rain dripping through the roof reach the punchbowl of this party.