Column: Tiger Woods and conservative golf, as analyzed by Arnold Palmer and Ozzy Osbourne.
If Tiger gets off to a strong start it will force Gmac & Scott to take risks.....that 4 shot lead could be erased before the turn......
tiger knows what he is up against. He knows that scott won't back up much unless the weather pushes his ball into some fairway bunkers. Gmac is Tiger's main competition, imo. Tiger and Gmac in a playoff with the final score of 9 under par. Scott backs up and misses some putts and Gmac and Tiger will put on the show.
Who wins the playoff? Tiger will have to putt tomorrow to get it done.
I don't think the winning score matters, I think it matters how Adam Scott plays tomorrow. If he plays well and shoots -2 or -3, it will take a 63 or 64 just from the guys in second and a 62 or 63 from Tiger to equal that score. If he shoots around par, someone from the final two groups can equal his score or beat his score, but they are going to have to go out there and shoot a very low score like a 64, 65 or 66. If he regresses and totally loses it shooting a few over par, it brings everyone under par in the tournament into the conversation. I don't think the wind is going to be deciding factor of who wins, I think its going to be how Adam Scott plays tomorrow. He has a four shot lead on his nearest competitors and a five shot lead on Tiger. The wind could definitely be a factor and cause him to play poorly, but how he plays is going to decide who wins. If he shoots a few under par like today, its going to take an absolutely special round just to equal his score. If he doesn't play so well, it brings a lot of people into play tomorrow to win.
Either way, Tiger is going to have to shoot a round in the 60's to even have a chance tomorrow regardless of how Scott plays. At Olympic, the course was so hard that the winner was going to always be the guy that shoots a score in the 60's in the last few groups, thats exactly how it played. Simpson shot a 68 and won from four back. Maybe the wind will make the course play like that tomorrow, but Tiger has to play well tomorrow, if he doesn't he has no chance to win. He has to be the best player on the golf course to win tomorrow.
Steve Williams is Adam Scott's key part in his winning plan.....he verified that in his post round presser.
Its times like this I wish Tiger still had Stevie on the bag.
He is still considered the best and most experienced caddy
Without SW Adam would NOT have the confidence he is showing this weekend.
No use crying over spilt beer.