FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Properly, that didn’t work out so nicely. Tiger Woods confirmed rust and the outcomes from not working towards a lot right here this week at Bethpage Black forward of the PGA Championship. He hovered across the reduce line most of Friday and finally ended up on the unsuitable aspect of it. Because of this, he is not going to play the weekend after taking pictures 72-73 for a 5-over whole. Listed below are my ultimate ideas from a protracted, odd week:
• Tiger hadn’t performed in 32 days, performed 9 holes right here this week main as much as the championship, and didn’t really feel nicely. That provides as much as a missed reduce.
Tiger: “There’s no purpose why I can’t rise up to hurry once more and crank it again up. I’ve received to begin feeling just a little higher first earlier than that occurs. We’ll do this first after which begin cranking it again up once more.”
• It looks like Tiger felt worse than he actually needed folks to know. We all know he didn’t really feel nicely sufficient to come back out on Wednesday and observe and play 9 holes. He did appear higher on Thursday, however on Friday he regarded like he was grinding and going via the motions at instances. He didn’t seem to have a lot power.
• Tee photographs have been all around the lot. It was arduous to observe. He hit solely three fairways all day and didn’t hit his first till the ninth gap. Right here’s his tee photographs: 1-left; 2-right; Three-11 toes (par3); Four-left; 5-left; 6-left; 7-left; Eight-25 toes (par Three); 9-fairway; 10-left; 11-right; 12-right; 13-left; 14-55 toes (par Three); 15-fairway; 16-left; 17-40 toes (par Four); 18-fairway.
• The above word in regards to the missed fairways is basically all that must be stated. You simply can not shoot rating round this place whereas not within the fairway. It’s not going to occur. He made three birdies and 6 bogeys.
Powerful couple days. It occurs. pic.twitter.com/9gKVtes2kq
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) Might 17, 2019
• That is the Tiger Woods that we’ve. One who can win the Masters, then flip round and miss the reduce on the PGA Championship. He labored so arduous to get into type for Augusta that it was all the time going to be tough to count on an excessive amount of from him right here this week. That week in Georgia took lots out of him. It simply did.
• Let’s look forward. Tiger didn’t say something about his upcoming schedule, however chances are high he’ll play the Memorial in two weeks. Particularly with a missed reduce right here, it’s arduous to think about he’d say no to taking part in in Jack Nicklaus’ event. Two weeks after that it’s the U.S. Open at Pebble Seaside.
• The ultimate phrase from the person himself: “, I’m the Masters champion and 43 years outdated, and that’s a fairly good accomplishment.”