That's not really a joke (and I apologize for the tease), but Jason Sobel's latest blog entry at ESPN.com (Insider, sorry) is all about how Tiger Woods is a funny guy. I think "funny guy" may be overstating (it's more like "capable of typical cheeky golf humor") but it is nice to be reminded sometimes that Tiger Woods is composed of actual human flesh, not just metal, graphite, and titanium. From Sobel's blog:
On a recent Duke University symposium that discussed his social impact: "They have nothing else to do, do they?"Why John Smoltz is playing golf against Tiger Woods for money, I couldn't tell you ... but it's my guess that Tiger Woods would be smart enough not to engage in a pitching contest against Smoltz for money.
On the upcoming U.S. Open venue: "Just very curious to see how Oakmont is playing. We're going to play, what, the eighth hole, a 900-yard par 3?"
On his professional breakthrough being responsible for golf's technology boom: "I guess it's all my fault, huh?"
On how rail-thin Charles Howell III has changed since he first met him: "He's probably put on 1.5 pounds."
On Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, from whom (along with Jeff Francoeur and Adam LaRoche) Tiger won some money on the golf course recently: "He's my ATM."