I DIDN’T SEE IT. I’m in California for a family wedding and reception that took place during yesterday’s entire third round of the U.S. Open.
So I didn’t see the drama of Tiger Woods’ painful march across Torrey Pines unfold. I didn’t see the errant drives and the frequent grimaces. The knee is clearly overstressed. Even the stoic Woods can no longer hide it now.
I didn’t see the downhill bomb for an eagle on 13, or the one-hop birdie chip on 17. I missed the final dramatic stroke on 18, another eagle that gave Tiger a one-shot lead heading into today’s final round.
What can possibly happen today? What can the gimpy Woods do for an encore? I wouldn’t begin to try to guess.
One thing is certain: I’ll be watching.
−The Armchair Golfer