I’m not in my normal blogging environment right now. But I would like to make a quick observation or two about Tiger Woods and the PGA Championship.
Tiger looks as good as I’ve ever seen
I watched nearly every minute of the PGA Championship. All due respect to Butch Harmon (Tiger’s former coach), Tiger’s swing to me looks the best it ever has. His swing is totally relaxed, under control and balanced. Watching Tiger’s body language you gather that he’s completely relaxed, confident and not nervous at all. The dip Tiger has had when his driver goes wild is hardly there, which I suspect is part of the reason he was so accurate and under control this week.
A quick glance at the leaderboard and I see that Tiger was the only player in the field to shoot all rounds in the 60’s.
I guess nobody will challenge Tiger
Tiger won the 2006 PGA Championship by 5 shots. In a major championship, that’s the equivalent to an ass kickin’. Ernie, Phil, Sergio and the rest of the big guns on tour didn’t have enough ammo in their arsenal to challenge Tiger and that’s a recurring theme.
I wish someone would step up and challenge Tiger on a regular basis. Phil has been close to doing that, but not to the level in which Gary Player and Arnie challenged Jack.
And there was NOT much rejoicing
Now that the final major has come and gone, this is a sad day for me. This final major’s completion means the end of the golf season is not too far away. There’s still a lot of great golf to come this season, but the end is near and the awesome fields are going to be few and far between.
The end of the golf season also means on a personal level I can be expecting to see snow on the ground here in my locale in a few months. This is the toughest part of living where I do.
On the bright side there are 224 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes, and 34 seconds left until The 2007 Masters.