Hoffman: Tiger's No Superman

Johnson tugs the cape and ends the aura of invincibility
Tiger Woods of the US reacts to missing    (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – When Tiger Woods flamed out at this year's Master's, he lost more than a tournament—he lost an aura, writes Rich Hoffman. "Twelve times before this, he had led on Sunday and won. Twelve times. Twelve wins. It was a stunning record of invincibility .... Now it is over."

Woods, a four-time Master's winner, had his chance when he took a lead late on the last day. But a string of bogeys and a strong finish by winner Zach Johnson left Tiger to wonder aloud, "What the hell just happened?" Woods may be close to Superman, Hoffman writes, but the competition won't forget how he got his cape tugged.