November 24, 2009
Tiger Woods returned to Stanford University, his alma mater, on Saturday night to be inducted into Stanford's athletic Hall of Fame at halftime of the Stanford-Cal game. Tiger is accustomed to entire continents paying homage to him, so when a crowd of rowdy Cal students decided to boo the Great One, he was visibly flustered. (Especially with Stevie Williams nowhere nearby to defend him.) Here, check the video:
"The second half is ours," Tiger finished, a bit lamely, but alas, it wasn't to be -- Cal beat Stanford 34-28 in the latest installment of The Big Game. It was no lateral-through-the-band classic, but still -- not a bad new chapter to add to Big Game lore.
Huh. Somebody clicking a camera in your backswing probably doesn't sound so bad now, does it, Tiger?
(And since the comments are already beginning -- Tiger was booed because of the rivalry between Cal and Stanford. It has nothing to do with jealousy or politics or race or anything else; it was school spirit, plain and simple.)
Tiger Woods Booed At Stanford [Huffington Post]