I like the events. What’s not to like? Good fields great cities some good courses. But I have not ever felt anything like true “playoff fever” as we know it from other sports. Not remotely. Not in any way. Underwhelmed would be an overstatement. But they’re good Tour stops and that’s enough to make you care.
Woods bangs in the putt from 3’10”. That’s six straight pars to open his round. Tiger’s loooooong lag putt scales the hill and settles about 3 feet away. Really nice putt there. He’ll have that for another par.
Goodness me we’ve got seven players at four under! That’s a logjam folks. Koepka Fleetwood and Hideki headline that group and make it clear that we’ll see plenty of good scores today. Will anyone go really low though?
Now if you want to compare eras let’s talk about what Hogan would have done in this era. Maybe a Zach Johnson type? But you can’t say that. The Hogan mythology is just too strong. And for various reasons I won’t mention here people feel freer to take shots at Tiger.
It’s a block driver off the 5th tee into the right rough. Woods actually still has just over 5 feet downhill with some break. No problem though. Woods walks it in. Smokes that putt past the hole and will have some four feet left for par. Whoops!