Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tiger Woods Leads Australian Masters, Surprises Zero People
The field might not be the strongest of the year, but it sure didn't stop Tiger Woods from going out his his first start in Australia in 11 years and post a 66 to top the leaderboard.
Are you surprised? Only, does any of what I just typed surprise you? Someone commented earlier on a story that "Tiger Woods is the most consistent golfer in the game," and I think that is the biggest unappreciative compliment you could give the man. He's the most consistent golfer ever. Ever. It's insane.
On Thursday, Tiger's 6-under 66 was ho-hum. He made seven birdies and a bogey. He hit 83 percent of the greens. Needed just 28 putts. Makes a 66 look like a 71 to anyone that has played the game.
On the PGA Tour this season, Tiger played 17 events, and finished in the top-10 in 14 of them. On the European Tour, Tiger's lone non-PGA Tour start was last weeek, when he tied for 6th at the HSBC Champions in China. He will probably win this week in Australia.
That would give him 16 top-10s in 19 starts. Or, as I like to call it, beast mode. It's not even fair anymore.