As goes Tiger Woods’ game, so goes his waterfront Florida McMansion.
Woods, who was on top of the golf universe after his seven-stroke cruise last week at Firestone, has dug himself a seemingly insurmountable hole at the PGA Championship with a second-round even-par 70 that put him at 1-over for the tournament.
Perhaps Tiger, who made it to the weekend with just two shots to spare, has things other than ending his five-year-plus major-less drought at Oak Hill on his mind. Because, while the world's top golfer will try on Saturday to navigate his floundering game into calmer waters, workers have opened up an enormous crater in the golfer’s dining room in an effort to keep his $54 million Jupiter home from sinking into the Atlantic, according to TMZ.
Woods, who will enter the weekend 10 shots behind a red-hot and overly emotional Jason Dufner, has reportedly hired a contractor to keep his palatial digs afloat, according to public records unearthed by Gossip Extra and shared by Deadspin. Tabloid accounts allege that TW and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn grew concerned about cracks in the walls of the house.
Despite last week’s decisive victory, the 79-time PGA Tour winner must be wondering about cracks in his psyche when it comes to the majors, in which he’s come up dry in the last 17 he’s started.
Exhibit A: After driving the green on the 321-yard, par-4 14th on Friday, and never looking comfortable over a four-foot birdie putt, Tiger proceeded to three-jack the green for a pedestrian, and excruciatingly disappointing, par. A pair of birdies and bogeys later (including a 5 on the par-4 18th), and Woods waded into port tied for 38th.
While contractors seem to have found the solution to shoring up Woods’ domain (driving 15 huge screws deep into the ground to make up for incorrectly constructed pilings, according to TMZ), the work-around for Tiger’s shaky major performances is not so apparent.
"I used to use a sports psychologist when I was younger. It does help," Woods acknowledged during his Tuesday press conference. "But ultimately, what's going to work on the back nine of Sundays [is] to win tournaments."
Barring an improbable comeback for the front-runner who has won all 14 of his majors after owning at least a share of the 54-hole lead, tomorrow will not be one of those Sundays.