Sunday, March 25

Doral Notebook: It's a Breeze for Tiger

On a windy day at Doral, Tiger Woods (73) breezed to a two-shot victory on the Blue Monster at the WGC-CA Championship. It was Tiger's third straight win in the event. Brett Wetterich (71) finished second.

Tiger's lead was as large as six shots, which prompted NBC commentator Johnny Miller to wonder why no one can ever seem to mount a final-round charge against the world's best player. Can't anyone come out of the pack to post a low number on Sunday?

Apparently not.

Wetterich's mini move over the closing holes made it slightly more interesting. Still, Tiger was able to wedge his way up the 18th hole and win without breaking much of a sweat.

This is what makes the Tiger era different than any other in the history of golf. So far no one really pushes Tiger -- except Tiger. And those record books.

The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Mike said...

The Tiger Effect is scary. Golf Digest recently analysed how Tigers playing partners had fared when paired with him over the last 10 years. Of all pro's who have played 5 or more rounds paired with Tiger. Only Padraig Harrington has an advantage over Tiger, just.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Mike, without a doubt there has been some major wilting under pressure. Not to take anything away from Tiger. He is phenomenal, perhaps the best ever. (We'll know in a few years.) But the last 31 times Tiger has led going into the final round he has won. 31 TIMES!! As great as Tiger is, how can that be?