Doused, Soused Crowd Taunts Tiger at US Open

Woods could still pull off victory, but it's a long shot
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2009 11:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tiger Woods still has a shot at victory at the US Open, but it would take a record-tying comeback. And to do that Woods would need incredible focus, because some soused spectators have been working on a distracting new hazard at Bethpage Black: extensive heckling. The rowdy crowd may be getting to Woods, writes Newsday.

At a drizzly 10th hole yesterday, the famous golfer resorted to shushing the shouters, a move that a star from any other sport could have predicted would only lead to more outbursts. "We're on Long Island, baby, where men are men! Put that umbrella down!" said one. Lines for the beer stand had been forming well before it opened at 11am.
(Read more hecklers stories.)

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