Agree......he did look tired! The heat last week.....more heat this week......a fight to the finish last week.....a fight to make the cut this week. It has to take it's toll. But he does have some positives to take away from yesterday and today: he hit those tee shots really well (75% accuracy) and his GIR stats were good too (63%). Tiger has always been strong in GIR stats.....but not in driving accuracy. Once he gets those approach shots to hit within that 10 ft circle we'll be watching something truly special!!
Onward to The Open!!!!!!!
Think it was the sun, von. I noticed the same grimacing from others during their interviews. Perhaps the sun was reflecting off something. When VJ was interviewed he had one eye closed most of the time. Or he might have had some sweat leak into his eye.....that smarts!!!!
I thought Tiger mentioned last Sunday that he had some Nike commercials to shoot on Monday, then he was planning to play practice round on Tuesday; but the weather interfered with it. It's probably a bit difficult to get much out of the proam on Wednesdfay, so he did not get very good prep for this tournament. All in all, I'm glad he played this year; but I hope he passes on it next year.
Other than the reality check of putting slower greens, like he'll prtobably see at the Open, this tournament makes little sense in preparations for the Open.
I bet all the golfers are actually looking forward to playing at The Open not for all the obvious reasons but because it will BE COOLER. Playing golf in this heat is wearing even for a rank amateur like me. It just drains all your energy. I know Tiger is in tip top condition but it still takes its toll. Here's to cooler weather and TIGER getting his #15 at THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP.
GO TIGER! BEAT 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shenlee, I love the hot weather and your suggestions certainly help. The hot weather helps me play better with my aching joints and old muscles ( or lack of these days). It also cuts down on the number of people playing in late afternoon, so I can get around in 2 1/2 hours. Love it.