For fans of Tiger Woods, this marked the second coming of golf’s savior. The Comeback Tour is now complete.
The Woods story is almost too much for Hollywood, but here he is: a round away from one of the most astonishing wins of his career.
When Justin Rose played with Woods in March, he began to believe the comeback was for real. Now they’ll tangle for the Tour Championship title.
Woods capped off an impressive first round of the Tour Championship with an eagle on the 18th hole for a share of the lead.
From Tiger and Trump, to slow play and long drives, here’s what Tour pros say when they stop being reserved and start getting real.
On a sweltering hot day, Tiger Woods’s new mallet-style putter heated up with the mercury en route to making seven birdies and a five-under 65, which tied for his lowest score this season.
Woods, who benched his beloved Newport 2 GSS putter in favor of a TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 3 and settled for an even-par 70. He took 29 putts, ranked 92nd of 120 players in Strokes Gained: putting, and didn’t make a birdie until his 13th hole of the day.
Let’s face it: Tiger Woods is in a putting slump. Even late on Wednesday he was tinkering with a few different models on the putting green of TPC Potomac. What will he use on Thursday? And will it right the ship? We’ll find out soon enough.
Don’t like Scott McCarron’s putting technique? Go ahead and whine. In this Champions Tour player’s eyes, who just notched his fourth win in the last year, he’s legal. He says it’s time to listen up.
The punishment for reselling Masters tickets is harsh, and last year the tournament added a creative new defense to nab offenders.