Even if Tiger Woods made a rare start since the beginning of this very strange year 2020, it does not appear to be so rusted on the TPC Harding Park during the Championship of the PGA of America. In his opinion, the score does not quite represent his game. An encouraging beginning with a packed schedule to come.
We usually hear this kind of analysis with Tiger. However, the one who finished with a cumulative score of -1 has struggled in 72 holes. The battle between his spirit with his putter in hand and the greens on the course it was bored throughout the entire tournament.
Woods has not blamed the new tool he had put in his bag. But if he had managed to tame a little of the green by adjusting the weight to its rolled, it would have done much better than the 37th rank. Friday and Saturday, he struggled to snap putts longer than 10 feet.
No major blunder
In the final round, Sunday, however, he has done better. It was too late. “If I had been able to launch sequences in achieving good putts early in the second and third rounds, I would have been in the race. What I take from this tournament is that I compete. ”
The winner of 15 major tournaments in his career was not frustrated of the situation. At 44 years of age, he knows the vagaries of his sport. “We lose more tournaments than we win “, has philosophized the winner of 82 tournaments in her career. “I haven’t done the wraps important and I missed a few shots. ”
“I made three putts on a green to a recovery and I have not committed double-boguey, he added. This is what should be limited during a major championship. Unfortunately, I didn’t make enough birdies, which prevented me to be in the race. “
Actually, his 14 birdies have not made the big difference on its 13 bogueys. In the final round, however, it has achieved its goal, display a cumulative score under par thanks to a final round of 67 (-3), his best of the week.
With the weather chilly in the border of the Pacific in San Francisco, one could question the physical abilities of the golfer repeatedly operated in the back. We have seen wear warm clothes during the 72 holes.
Woods has assured that his body had held out, because he had kept warm. In the long break of the spring, he was prepared physically to endure the load of work in the calendar summary of the end of the summer. So, Tiger has mentioned that he will make the dead end on the last tournament of the season, the championship Wyndham, next week. However, it will be back in the game for the first of three stages of the playoffs the FedEx Cup.
The Northern Trust will take flight on 20 August at the TPC Boston. According to what he has suggested, Woods will participate in the three knockout stages of the FedEx Cup. It will then take a break before the us Open United States, to the schedule as from 17 September to Winged Foot.