The Tiger Roars Again
turbotodd 100000388Y Visits (1936)
Well, apparently John Daly did need a little more practice (although I loved that he swung for the green on 10 as he kicked off Friday's round), and it was Tiger who could have kicked back at the casino earlier in the week.
Tiger's 63 on Friday was a marvel to watch on replay on the DVR, and my breathing about stopped on 18 when he missed that final putt to shoot the first ever 62 in a major. I don't think I've ever seen a putt sink that far into the hole before doing the horseshoe dance back out the other side.
At the Circle C golf course here in Austin this morning, I joked with the golf professional before teeing off myself that this would probably the most boring final round of a P.G.A. Championship ever.
That might have been the case had it not been for Kansan Woody Austin, a 43 year-old journeyman whose heart is pinned to his golf bag, and South Afrikaner mainstay Ernie Els.
Both gave it their best, and made it a more interesting final round to watch, but others' best compared to Tiger's just doesn't cut it, and Tiger went on to win at minus 8 (272).
13 majors for Tiger and counting.
Five more to go before matching Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors.