When Tiger Woods tells reporters that he’s happy with all facets of his game, the rest of the field should indeed be worried!
The world’s number one golfer, donned in his Sunday red polo, shot 2-under-par 70 in the final round to finish 13-under overall and two strokes ahead of second placers: Kevin Streelman (one of the dudes I picked to win!), Jeff Maggert and David Lingmerth.
Woods didn’t look like the Tiger of old but rather a re-engineered, 2.0 version that couldn’t be flustered, out-done and most of all, someone who couldn’t lose.
Tied with Garcia for the lead going into the final two holes, Woods kept his cool parring the 17th and 18th. Garcia on the otherhand let the island-green 17th hole and 18th get the better him, hitting three balls into the water for a quadruple bogey and double-bogey finish to end T-8th.
Woods said in an interview, “It was fast and difficult and I hit it so good, it was fun. I hit it high, low, left to right, right to left, whatever I wanted, except for that tee shot at 14.”
His confidence is just frightening…
Mulligang’s other two top picks, McIlroy and Snedeker, made valiant runs on Sunday to both shoot 2-under-par 70s, but came up short finishing T-8th with Garcia, Ben Crane, Marc Leishman, Casey Wittenberg, and Lee Westwood.
Woods’ win at TPC earned him $1.71 million, pushing his season total to just over $5.8 million in only seven tournaments. This is the 12th season he has won at least four times – though it should have been at five if you count the dropped ball incident at the Masters.
Hizon and I are convinced that Woods should won the Masters if he didn’t hit his 15th approach so damn good. He would’ve been on in three and putting for birdie or at worse, par, instead of finishing with triple bogey.
The three to four shots lost would have put him in a tie with Scott and Cabrera not to mention the mental toll it took on him going into the weekend.
By all accounts, Tiger seems unstoppable and will have a huge target on his back going into the the US Open… just how he like is…