SAN FRANCISCO – Golf doesn’t dole out penalties for excessive celebrations, but if they did Tiger Woods’ reaction to his second shot at the 18th during his morning foursomes match at Harding Park would qualify.
All square after a momentum-turning 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th, Woods roped a 'full 3-iron' from 229 yards to 8 feet for an eagle putt the Americans never had to hit. Tim Clark played his chip from left of the green clumsily and Mike Weir failed to convert the birdie attempt.
The Internationals conceded the eagle putt to Woods and Steve Stricker, which, all things considered, was a good move. The roar from the gathered masses had Stricker made the putt would have caused another great earthquake.