I’m going to try something different with today’s post. I’ll update here with my thoughts as Tiger Woods progresses through his round. All times are Eastern.
2:40pm – Great bunker shot. Needs to convert this putt for a good start.
2:46pm – Can’t miss those.
2:49pm – That’s two irons left off the tee. Better start hitting some fairways or it’s going to be a long day.
2:53pm – Almost sounded like that hit the stick. He’s not going to miss this one.
3:00pm – Throwing darts!
3:10pm – How will the other players react to the Tiger roars and his name up there so early on Sunday? Most of them have never had to deal with this.
3:21pm – Huge save.
3:32pm – How many other players even try that shot?
3:37pm – Another big save. Time to start hitting some fairways though.
3:45pm – Couldn’t save three in a row, but Koepka is coming back to the field.
3:59pm – Only one bogey grinding through those four, but not going to win having to make par saves all day. Justin Thomas is looking like the player to beat.
4:03pm – Another terrible driver! Everyone else is crumbling though.
4:15pm – Back on track. If you told him he’d shoot -2 through eight without hitting a fairway, I think anyone would take it.
4:18pm – Tiger looked to be flexing his wrist after that tee shot on 9, which is another missed fairway with an iron. His relief from the cart path would be on the other side? What’s up with that?
4:25pm – They must have thought his ball was actually on the path when they said that about where his relief would be. Hell of a shot!
4:29pm – My first scream “Yes!”
4:34pm – Holy shit, a fairway! Keep getting the crowd roaring and get in their heads.
4:47pm – Thomas Pieters is doing a hell of a job of throwing up a number for them all to look at as they come in. Koepka has righted the ship. Will be tough to catch unless he makes some mistakes on the back.
4:59pm – How does that not fall? You have to birdie there.
5:08pm – Another dart. Deep breath. Back on track.
5:16pm – Big help that Koepka and Scott both parred 11 too. This delay isn’t good for Tiger’s momentem after that approach shot though.
5:24pm – I like the aggressive play on that par 3 pin. JT not going away with a huge par bomb.
5:28pm – First chills of the day. One back.
5:37pm – I think we’re due for a Tiger chip-in. I guess everyone is going at that pin on 13.
5:41pm – Not even close. Koepka has missed a couple great birdie chances though.
5:55pm – You can see how bad Tiger wants it. Great drive and another dart.
6:06pm – Would have been nice to make that one.
6:10pm – How do they not have a camera on that?
6:17pm – The driver and some irons off the tee really let him down today. Couple putts could have fallen, but every player can say that.
6:26pm – Great par save, but needed at least a birdie there.
6:38pm – Boom. Love to see that final putt go in. Today was fun to watch. Tiger got a taste of it again today and you could see his focus. I’m going to call it right now, he wins 1 or 2 majors next year. Watch out for him in the FedEx Playoffs.
6:41pm – I’m tearing up watching him walk off the course with the crowd cheering. Amazing to see him back in contention.
7:03pm – That final putt ended up being a big one when Scott bogeyed to give Tiger solo 2nd.
7:06pm – I have never seen Tiger wait around and congratulate the winner like that.