Tiger Woods’s amazing comeback fell eight strokes short on Sunday afternoon against the even more amazing performance of Rory McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. While a renewed Tiger looks to be a threat at the Masters next month–and perhaps even Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors isn’t completely safe–the gap between Big Cat and the superstars of today still looked pretty large.

On the 16th, one of the easiest holes on the course, Woods duck-hooked his tee shot into a member’s back yard, earning a two-stroke penalty and turning a likely birdie hole into a bogie–and effectively ended his back-nine charge.

When later asked what happened, Tiger said he hadn’t been “committed to the shot.” A lesser mortal might have simply admitted: “I choked.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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