Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'll be watching what everyone else will be watching: the Tiger Woods show. Can the great man pull off another semi-miracle, a la Bay Hill? If any other player was hitting it like Tiger this week they wouldn't be within a mile of the leaderboard, but Woods's resourcefulness and unparalleled scoring ability have been on full display this week, as they were at Bay Hill. If he finds his swing tomorrow he could easily shoot his low round of the tournament, which would be bad news for Alex Cejka, among others.When Woods is facing a big final round deficit he has a simple game-plan: Cut the other guy's lead in half by the turn. You may recall that at Bay Hill, Tiger whittled Sean O'Hair's five stroke cushion down to one in a mere seven holes. So Sunday's front nine becomes a tournament within a tournament, with Woods hoping to get within two or three of Cejka. If the scrappy Cejka can hold off Woods early then that will allow him to breathe a little easier on the watery back-nine. I was impressed by Cejka's poise throughout a tough third round, but he's never faced a test like he will on Sunday. I can't wait to see how he does. 

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