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AARP pokes fun at Tiger Woods’ struggles at British Open

Tiger Woods walked on the 18th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, on Thursday.
Tiger Woods walked on the 18th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, on Thursday. The Associated Press

On Tuesday, Tiger Woods took issue with those who were questioning whether his career was on the decline.

“I know some of you guys think I’m buried and done,” Woods told reporters ahead of the British Open, “but I’m still right here in front of you. I’m still young. I’m not 40 yet. Retirement? I don’t have any AARP card yet, so I’m a ways from that.”

Unfortunately for Woods, 39, he struggled in Thursday’s opening round of the British Open as he shot a 76.

The fine folks at AARP, which once was called the American Association of Retired Persons, had a little fun at Woods’ expense.

For what it’s worth, AARP calls itself a “membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.”

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