Some things never change with Tiger Woods, lurks right behind the seniors at Masters
It looks like Tiger Woods pretty much answered any questions we had about his golf game. So much for the rust. He only had the best opening round he’s ever had at the Masters with a 68.
Seems every time we looked up, he was putting for eagle on a par 5. And when he converted on the 15th, it was definitely a different Tiger than we’re used to seeing. No fist pumping, as he indicated would be the case, just a raise of the putter and a look toward the gallery of patrons. Very refreshing.
After Woods made the putt, CBS’ David Feherty summed it up best.
“Somebody loves him,” Feherty said on the air. “That’s one thing that I believe remained constant through all of this, that he loves the game of golf, and it loves him right back? a creature in his natural habitat. I just hope everything else works out for him.”
Now for the other storylines of the tournament. It seems like every year, one of the old guys pops up on top of the leaderboard after the first round.
But not only do we have Fred Couples leading the tournament at 6-under-par, but Tom Watson, the same guy who could have won the British last year, is one stroke back. Those two guys are 110 years old together. Would love to see that hold up through the weekend.
Then there’s Phil Mickelson, also at 5-under with Watson, Y.E. Yang, K.J. Choi and Lee Westwood. Mickelson has his focus for a third green jacket, and those other guys are all capable.
Should be a great week.
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