Monday, June 8, 2009
Tiger shows his woodwork in final round victory at the Memorial
With Phil taking the tourney off and the US open around the corner the Memorial need a great showing other than Jack pairing with Tiger in the first round, and it didn’t look good but after barely missing the cut, Tiger displayed his best driving accuracy since returning from his injury, particularly his move in the final round where he came from 5 shots back to win the Memorial with a final round 65 (2nd lowest round of the tourney to Ogilvy’s 63) was one for the ages. The storyline was good enough in itself but the manner in which he did it was fodder for folklore. Hitting 49 of 56 greens in regulation (87% ranking second in the field for the week), once on the green Woods’ irons and putter took over including the shots of the tourney as he chipped in from the rough for eagle, or stuck his 2nd from 175yards out leading to a 9ft birdie put for the lead that he would not relinquish. This answers many questions and comments from pundits on weather Tiger 3.0 has more quirks than Vista or is he ready for the US open. Who do you think is the favorite to win the US Open? Let us know here and in the Golf chat rooms.