CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The British Open bustled with excitement as the occasion began to unfold, with mobile phones zooming in to capture the moment from the best angle available.
This wasn’t on the golf course. It was in the media centre.
The subject was a large, yellow leaderboard at the front of the room that showed Tiger Woods alone at the top in the final round. Some journalists at Carnoustie had never witnessed Woods win a major. Those who had wondered if they would ever see it again.
It didn’t last.
Woods stumbled with a double bogey on No. 11. He dropped another shot on the next hole. Just like that, he had eight players ahead of him, three more than he had to climb past…