Even TigerWoods.com doesn’t publish comments about “de-activated gluts in fear of embarrassment.
Tiger Woods had to pull out of this week’s Farmers Insurance Open because his butt shut down. That’s one way he put it, at least.
This marks the third time he’s done so in the past nine tournaments, leading many insiders to believe this may be the last time we see Tiger in competition. Whatever the issue – mental or physical – he is likely dealing with something serious.
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Tiger Woods. His bizarre post-round interviews have always made people question the mental state of the 14-time major champion. On Thursday, following his withdrawal at Torrey Pines, Tiger took weird to a whole new level when he attempted to explain the reason for his withdrawal in the parking lot. He gifted the media another diamond to write and mock him about.
Twitter exploded. Fans, golf writers and industry insiders took to the social media site to publicly rip Tiger apart.
Golf Digest’s fitness guru did say however that glute deactivation is a real issue, but that Tiger would not be able to notice it during any sort of “dynamic activity.”
“EVEN IF A PERSON COULD PLAY GOLF WITH THEIR GLUTEAL MUSCLES PARTIALLY OR COMPLETELY DEACTIVATED, YOU’D USUALLY NOTICE HUGE COMPENSATIONS IN THEIR GOLF SWING,” SAYS SIMPSON, A CERTIFIED PHYSICAL THERAPIST WHO WORKED ON THE PGA TOUR FOR SEVERAL YEARS. “THEIR HANDS AND ARMS MIGHT DO MORE OF THE WORK TO COMPENSATE FOR A LACK OF CORE STRENGTH, OR THERE MIGHT BE A SWAY OR SLIDE WITH THE BODY. IT WOULD LOOK VERY AWKWARD FOR A PRO.”
Whatever is going on in Tiger’s confused head, we wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to enjoying some more butt comedy over the coming weeks.