Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In a year when Tiger's lost his marriage, his coach and a whole bunch of endorsement dollars, you'd think he'd be keen to keep one his most successful relationships in tact. However, as Hank Gola of The Daily News reports, Tiger openly hinted in a post-round interview on Sunday that advice from his long-time caddie Steve Williams actually hurt his chances of winning a fourth U.S. Open. 
In regard to his wayward approach shot on the tenth hole, a mere 125-yard approach that missed the green and landed in a nasty patch of cliffside fescue, Woods said:  

"Stevie said take dead aim right at it, and in my heart I said 'no'. There was no chance, I have a sand wedge in my hand, and I can't play at that flag. You land the ball on the green, it will go past the flags."

"I hit the wrong club on 12," he added. "My instincts were telling me to hit a 5, play it to the right, just draw it in there, and we thought 4 would be better, hold it up against the wind and I made just an awful swing."

Former Open champ MIchael Campbell breaches etiquette while missing cut TVNZ
McDowell thinks competing in British Open will be "cool"  Yahoo
“It’s a golf course I know really well. It’s all about course knowledge and local knowledge. To go there as U.S. Open champion and with an opportunity to win another major is going to be cool. There’s no doubt I’ll take an amazing amount of confidence from this week, to know I have the ability to get one of these across the line … the peace of mind to feel as calm and as confident as I did coming down the stretch.”

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