DORAL, Fla. – Sure, Tiger Woods’ Sunday 62 at the Honda Classic was epic, but he knows there is no guarantee the magic will carry over to this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship.
“That tournament’s over with,” Woods said Wednesday. “Now we are on to a new week, a new golf course.”
Woods spent the last two days fine tuning his game at the Medalist Golf Club and in his backyard practice facility. Now that he’s more comfortable with his swing, he’s able to concentrate more on other aspects of his game.
“I can start delegating a little bit more time to my chipping and my putting and the short game itself,” Woods said. “I understand the whole concept of what Sean (Foley) is trying to get me to do.
“We had to dedicate so much time to driving, and getting the ball in the fairway. We fixed that. Now it’s on to other aspects of the game.”
With so much scrutiny of Woods’ putting woes at Pebble Beach and the Accenture Match Play, it’s been easy to overlook how well he is driving the ball this year. Woods is No. 1 in the PGA Tour’s total driving category, which is a combination of driving distance (ranked 14th) and driving accuracy (ranked fifth). He’s well ahead of John Senden, who is No. 2 on the list.
This week and the Arnold Palmer Invitational are Woods’ only events left before the Masters. He hasn’t won at Doral since 2007, but has top-10 finishes in three of the last four years here. He did not play in 2010.