Test drive: Tiger gauged health at Augusta on Sunday


ORLANDO, Fla. – There was Tiger Woods news Wednesday at Bay Hill and Tiger Woods was the one who broke that news.

Woods met with the media following his pro-am round and said that he played Augusta National Sunday before playing in the Tavistock Cup on Monday and Tuesday. It was a test to see how his left Achilles would feel.

It had been mentioned numerous times this week that Woods would play seven consecutive days between the Tavistock Cup, Bay Hill’s pro-am round and four consecutive rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

If he makes the cut here at Arnie’s Place, it’ll be eight consecutive days on the links.

“You guys don’t know, I played Augusta on Sunday,” Woods said. “That’s one of the reasons why I played Tavistock.

“(Left Achilles) felt great at Augusta, and that was the test. I played Tavistock because of that test, and here I am ready to go.”

The other news, if you call it that, is that Woods was not asked a question about Hank Haney’s book “The Big Miss.” Woods was testy two weeks ago when asked about excerpts that had been released. More were released over the weekend that provided allegations that do not paint him in a good light.

Watch highlights and behind-the-scene action from the Arnold Palmer Invitational pro-am Wednesday at 5 and 9PM ET.