REMEMBER IN THE WIZARD OF OZ when the Tin Man was all rusty and creaky? Then Dorothy squirted him with the oil can and he started moving, smiling and, finally, dancing.
Tiger Woods was the Tin Man today, all rusty and gimpy. Not doing a whole lot, just sort of there.
Then, faster than Dorothy could click her heels, the rust vanished. This “Tin Man” was draining 20-foot birdies like they were $3 gas. Tiger shot an astonishing 30 on his second nine for a round of 68.
The Tin Man with the creaky left knee is just one shot off the 36-hole lead. Heeeeee’s back.
Lastly, inspired by The Wizard of Oz and dedicated to Phil Mickelson, I leave you with this:
(To the tune of “If I Only Had a Heart”)
I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only hit a fairway.
−The Armchair Golfer