AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods essentially lobbied for the Masters tournament committee to suck the moisture out of the greens for the weekend, which would essentially firm up the golf course and likely produce more difficult scoring conditions.
It would also allow for someone back in the pack – like, say, Woods for instance – to make up more ground on leader Jordan Spieth.
“It’s up to what the committee does overnight,” Woods said Friday after shooting 69. “Whether or not they’re going to make the golf course like this where we can go get it or if they’re going to make it hard and firm, where it’s going to be tough to make birdies.”
Woods was asked seven questions in his post-round interview and in five of those he found a way to mention how soft the greens were for the last 36 holes and that he wishes the Masters committee would listen.
“They can suck the moisture out of this thing and get them firm,” Woods said. “Or they can live with it like it is, and we can go out there and make a bunch of birdies.”
It’s worth pointing out that Woods has only made seven birdies in 36 holes. Spieth has made 15.