Goydos understands Tiger being 'uncomfortable'


In missing the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, Tiger Woods said he felt too comfortable over the ball for two rounds at Quail Hollow.

'If I get over the golf ball and I feel uncomfortable, I hit it great,' Woods said Friday. 'It's just that I get out there and I want to get comfortable, and I follow my old stuff, and I hit it awful.'

Discomfort over the ball is not a bad thing in practice, according to PGA Tour player Paul Goydos. In fact, it has been a point of emphasis with instructor Jamie Mulligan.

'One of the things he talked about this year, before I got hurt, was to make Tuesday uncomfortable,' Goydos said Saturday on 'Morning Drive.' 

Goydos cited examples of using Tuesdays to hone in on specific aspects of his game needing correction before a tournament began. Once Thursday rolls around, however, Goydos does not want any preoccupation over the ball.

'If I'm uncomfortable over the ball Thursday, I'm going to hit it sideways,' he said. 'If I'm comfortable over the ball, I'm going to hit it pretty good.'

Woods believes he is properly implementing changes driven by instructor Sean Foley if he feels unease over the ball. The 14-time major winner hit just half of his fairways and took 62 putts in two rounds to miss the weekend at Quail Hollow.