Never thought I’d see him playing in a fall series event but this week Tiger Woods is playing in the FRYS.com Open. Seems like every golf publication, golf forum, golf blog and golf social network entity is posting a “how will Tiger do?” article. Ok, I’ll bite.
How Will Tiger Do? Food for thought:
Tiger has found a new, permanent caddie, Dustin Johnson’s now former looper Joe LaCava.
Tiger has just recorded a course record 62 this past week at The Medalist Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. The media have been going nuts about this. I look at it a couple of ways. Yes, a 62 is amazing. But consider that this is a no-pressure round with no media, no gallery and no field of Tour players gunning for him. Can he bring that to a Tour event?
One a permanent fixture in the #1 world golf ranking, Tiger has dropped 50 spots to 51st.
This week’s field at the FRYS is very weak in world golf ranking. I haven’t had the time or desire to research this one myself, but I heard mentioned that TW was the highest ranked player in the field at 51. Update: Whoever mentioned that was incorrect. Louis Oosthuizen is ranked 49. Not going to go any deeper looking at player rankings for this field of 120.
Your Opinion? How Will Tiger Do?
Comment in here how you think Tiger will fare this week and why.
Personally, I’m most interested to see how Tiger and Joe’s high fives fly. I wonder if they’ve been working on them on the practice range and if so, will they be able to bring that to the course?