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Vote: Are you rooting for Tiger Woods?

June 13, 2012

The U.S. Openis this weekend, and you'll never guess whom Las Vegas oddsmakers have as the favorite. Yep, Tiger Woods. His play has been erratic since his infamous car trip, however. Which begs the question:

Are you rooting for Woods to win theU.S. Open?


Before Tiger Woods went all bumper cars in his neighbor's yard, he made golf look easy. Like pouring-a-glass-of-milk easy. Trust me, it ain't. When he's making the field look silly and winning majors, I figure I won't ever see anything else like it. So you bet your Buick I'm rooting for Tiger to recapture that masterful form. Of course, I don't need to see Woods act like a toddler when he misses the fairway, but that's what the mute button is for. My eyes, on the other hand, can't look away.

—Chris Sosa ( | @redeyesportschi)


Why would I pull for Tiger Woods in theU.S. Open? Because after a few years in sporting purgatory he's emerged as some sort of sympathetic underdog? Hardly. Dude's coming off a tournament win two weeks ago and—hello?!—he's ranked fourth in the world. I don't give a flying bogey whether Eldrick breaks the record for most major titles. Give me drama! Give me youth! Give me European champions wearing skinny jeans in technicolors our American retinas can't register! Tiger's still going to win tournaments; I just won't be cheering from my couch when he does.

—Mike Hines ( | @givemetexture)

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