Friday, March 13, 2009

Henrik Stenson strips at Doral. Was the bogey really worth it?

Swedish statesman and UN official Dag Hammarskjold once said, "There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back."

One could maintain that the choice to strip to his "Bjorn Borg's" was a no-brainer for Henrik Stenson after his golf ball got stuck in the mud at Doral during the WGC-CA Championship. Earlier in the season, at the Dubai Desert Classic, Stenson was in a similar predicament but remained clothed and wound up covered in mud for the rest of the round.

Aside from his "jocks", the only other bit of "clothing" Stenson kept on was his golf glove. "Shirt, trousers, socks, shoes, hat, the lot was off." After making his shot, Henrik cleaned up with the help of his caddie, grabbed his gear and hastily redressed.

"If you are saving a shot, that has to be worth taking your shirt and trousers," the Swede mentioned after his very entertaining bogey was salvaged. With Tiger Woods in the field this week, each stroke on the card could mean the difference between second place and a win.

Come to think of it, do you think we would ever see Woods stripping for the sake of a mud ball or does Tiger's bag come equipped with an extra shirt and pants for such an emergency?

I don't think the girls minded much either except for the fact that Stenson could use a little more time in the sun!

Anything in the Book of Rules about this wardrobe breakdown?

Photo Credit: Kyle Auclair/Getty Images

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