Will scandal follow Woods to British Open?

Tiger Woods during the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am on July 5.
Tiger Woods during the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am on July 5. ( Associated Press )

Monday, July 5, 2010

For the first time in 11 years, Tiger Woods failed to break par in a single round at a non-major PGA Tour event. That came Thursday-Sunday at the AT&T National. Then he flew to Ireland and shot 7-over 79 Monday in the first round of the J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor.

A 79? That sounds like more than jet lag. That sounds like scandal lag.

His poor play has come in the aftermath of tabloid reports of a divorce settlement that would cost him nine figures.

With Woods around, an Open Championship at St. Andrews used to seem like a foregone conclusion.

No more. Seems like the Old Course might have a new storyline.