Shades of Pebble Beach


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – It wasn’t the same club and the circumstances were much different, but Tiger Woods’ towering 5-wood from a bunker adjacent Whistling Straits’ 18th fairway on Saturday created a similar level of euphoria to the 3-wood he roped on Saturday at Pebble Beach.

This time Woods walked away with a par at the closer, compared to a birdie at the U.S. Open, but he is in the exact same spot, five shots off the lead. This time, however, there is a quiet confidence, not to mention 36 more holes, that suggests Woods is closer to the Wanamaker Trophy than his score would suggest.

“As I explained earlier at Aronimink and at the British Open I was hitting it great and putting like a dog. And look where I was?” Woods said.

Translation: beware the hot putter.