Friday, July 20, 2007
Tiger Tries To Tame The Tugs
I guess when you are used to Tiger Woods hitting all the shots he needs to hit, it is a little surreal to see the Greatest hitting it all over the place in mild conditions at the British Open.
After his double-bogey on the first, Tiger smoked a five-iron to four feet on two, notching a birdie in typical Tiger fashion. This was the point when every viewer that has ever watched Mr. Woods expected him to make a few more birdies coming in, posting something like three or four under and probably landing in the final group with Sergio Garcia.
Well, the yanks continue, with a bogey on the fifth, a dissapointing par on six and is now in the bunker after a tug with his seven-iron on eight. Of course, El Tigre will always keep it together better than most on tour, and playing the last six holes even par is pretty impressive after that initial tee shot.
Phil Knight will continue to smile throughout the day as Nike Team Members KJ Choi and Stewart Cink are both in a tie for second. Never underestimate the power of the Swoosh.
Update: Tiger just bogeyed the eighth hole from the greenside bunker. He is 1-over for the tournament.
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