But with the forecast for light winds and sunny skies all week, Pebble Beach is growing increasingly fast. And that means Woods can hit long irons and 3-woods off the tee on most holes and rarely reach into the bag for the club he can’t seem to control.
Couple that with a short game that seems as impeccable as ever, and Woods may have some reason for his optimism. At a time where he is desperate for some validation on the golf course, a golf course that plays fast and hard could be just what he needs.
Those who got to Pebble early enough Wednesday to catch the end of Woods’ practice round got a glimpse of that. After hitting into a fairway bunker on the seaside 18th and still having a long shot left, he took out an iron and sent a screamer onto the green.
A television reporter asked Woods what iron it was and he flashed two fingers before thinking better of it.
“None of your business,” he said.
Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.
First, to quote Phil Jackson, "Give the guy some ******* credit" - he actually restrained himself.
Second, I get sick and tired of everyone's criticism of Tiger for doing something that most of us do on the golf course. In fact, swearing and slamming the club into the ground is tame compared to things I've seen friends to on a bad swing...
Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice? Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.
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