What’s That Physics Book Doing in Tiger’s Car?

December 2, 2009 | 1 book mentioned 6

Now this would be a strange way for an obscure book to become an overnight bestseller. Among The Smoking Gun’s photos of the Tiger Woods crash scene is a shot of a book called Get a Grip on Physics by John Gribbin lying amid the broken glass. Maybe brushing up on physics can help your golf game.

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  1. There’s already a few snarky “reviews” about not keeping the book in your car lest you run into trees.

  2. Geez, when did this guy ever have time to read anything, what with all of the the golf playing and running around on his family and all???

  3. actually, seeing how sloppily this guy went about philandering, i’d wager it’s probably a text book a coed left in there.

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