Tiger Leaves Open With No Regrets
To be honest with you, I played as hard as I could, he said. I tried on every shot, and theres no regrets. Theres nothing wrong with the way I played.
I got a few bad bounces, yes. Did I execute the shots I wanted to? No. But I tried on every shot. I had the right mindset to every shot. That was the key to playing this golf course well and playing any major championship well is to step up and be committed to every shot.
I did that. But I wasnt able to hit the ball where I wanted to each and every time.
Tiger Woods talks about the end of historic major run
Woods began with a drive off the tee into the rough on No. 1. He saved par there, but made bogey on No. 2. On a day when you figured he needed a 62 or 63 ' impossible numbers for all but Tiger ' he obviously wasnt going to reach that today. He needed to make up nine shots and pass half the field, but he wasnt nearly good enough Sunday.
Woods, though, gamely fought on as though a miracle might happen.
I figured if I could birdie 12 and possibly give myself a chance for eagle on 13, it would be nice, he said. I might be under par and see what happens. The way this wind is blowing, its not exactly easy out there.
He had hurt himself in the opening round when he shot 4-over-par, seven off the lead. Those who waited for his patented charge in the second round, the round when he usually gets back into contention, were disappointed. He shot a 1-over 71 and wasnt much closer.
When the miracle round didnt come in No. 3 ' he shot a 1-under 69 ' most people gave him up for dead. To have come back from nine behind would have been virtually impossible. However, Woods has done the virtually impossible before.
I didnt really hit the ball as good as I wanted to on Thursday, especially when the wind was howling, he said. I wasnt able to control my trajectory the way I needed to, and that hurt.
So it ends, the list of four straight. It began at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach when he won by 15 strokes, and now it ends at another U.S. Open a year later.
For some reason, its hard for me to say it was a streak, just because it covered so much time, said Woods.
But it was fun to win four majors in a row, theres no doubt about that. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed, more than anything, giving myself a chance on the back nine on Sunday. That's where you want to be.
And this week, unfortunately, Im not out there with the chance to win. And that is frustrating. But Ive had my share, and hopefully I can have my share in the future.
Montana parents can't watch kids play high school golf
Well, this is a one new one.
Meanwhile, there's a lawyer quoted in the report claiming this is some kind of civil rights issue.
PGA Tour suspends Hensby for anti-doping violation
The statement reads:
The Tour said it would not issue further comment on Hensby's suspension.
Good time to hang up on viewer call-ins
Golf announced the most massive layoff in the industry’s history on Monday morning.
Armchair referees around the world were given their pink slips.
It’s a glorious jettisoning of unsolicited help.
Goodbye and good riddance.
But at what cost?
We saw that with Lexi Thompson at the ANA Inspiration this year.
Yes, this isn’t a perfect answer to handling rules violations.
This is good governance.
And compared to the glacial pace of major rules change of the past, this is swift.
This is the USGA and R&A leading a charge.
Lexi 'applaud's USGA, R&A for rules change
Lexi Thompson’s pain may prove to be the rest of golf’s gain.
“Clearly, that case has been something of a focus point for us,” Rickman said.
Thompson reacted to the new protocols in an Instagram post.