Tiger Woods won’t crack the top-30 at the Greenbrier Classic this week, but he leaves with several positives to take across the pond to the British Open.
Woods finished a round without a bogey for the first time since the 2013 Barclays, 55 rounds ago for the 14-time major champ. On the week, Woods was 7-under with rounds of 66-69-71-67. He carded three rounds in the 60s after entering the week with only two under his belt this entire season.
Woods was accurate off the tee on Sunday, hitting 12 of 14 fairways. He also hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation. The main negative was the same issue holding Woods back the entire week: the putter. He needed 31 putts on the day and repeatedly gave himself makeable birdies that resulted in tap-in pars.
After his round, Woods said Sunday was the best he’s hit the ball in a long, long time and was pleased with his game with the exception of the flatstick.
Woods will take next week off before traveling to St. Andrews to compete in the British Open. Woods has won three Claret Jugs, including two at St. Andrews, the site of this year’s event.