A gram is about the weight of a paper clip. You need to know that for this anecdote from a USA Today cover story about Tiger Woods published on Friday.
According to the story, Nike had Tiger test a prototype driver a few years ago. He hit three versions and pronounced he liked the light one.
They all weigh the same, Nike said. No they don’t, Tiger insisted.
So the Nike research team put them on a scale and discovered the one Tiger preferred weighed two grams less than the other two.
I’m not sure if Tiger will win today at Doral. He’s five back going into the final round with some good players in front of him, including Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott and Vijay Singh.
Will the streak continue? We’ll know in a few hours. Meanwhile, I have a plane to catch and won't find out until late tonight.
UPDATE: As you may know, the leaders didn't finish Sunday and completed the back nine this morning. Overall, the play was lackluster with Geoff Ogilvy hanging on for a one-shot victory. Tiger made a few birdies on the back nine but it wasn't enough. No one was holing putts or making a charge.
−The Armchair Golfer