Sunday, September 13

Fat Lady Doesn’t Show as Tiger Cruises to Victory

Yogi Berra. His saying is funny, solid unless Tiger has big lead.
(Bari D/Flickr)

SORRY, YOGI. THIS ONE was over before it was over. The fat lady didn’t sing. She didn’t even show. She was probably watching U.S. Open tennis or the NFL.

Tiger Woods finished off the BMW Championship on Saturday night after fashioning a tidy little 62 at Cog Hill, which probably should be renamed Tiger Hill. He seems to like this track.

I didn’t even turn on the final round. Tiger blow a seven-shot lead? Yeah, right. I think a unanimous vote on healthcare reform is more likely.

For the record, Tiger shot 68, 67, 62 and 68 for a 19-under total of 265. It was a dominating performance. Marc Leishman and Jim Furyk tied for second eight shots back.

“Winning, that’s the ultimate goal,” Tiger said. “And to play as well as I have of late and not get the W’s has been a little bit frustrating, no doubt, because I’ve been so close. It’s just been a matter of making a couple putts here and there and I would have won the tournaments. That’s all the difference it was.”

Tiger has regained the lead in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. But under the revamped points system Tiger isn’t a lock to win the FedEx Cup going into the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Except that he probably is.

−The Armchair Golfer


Vince Spence said...

If TW had just mediocre (for him) putting rounds in August, he would have three more V's...

Lancer said...

Agree with Vince's comments. Tiger is so good there is no comparison with the others that show up on any given week. Whether or not he's the best that ever played the game can be argued forever. It seems clear, though, that Jack had a lot more competition than Tiger has ever had. Trevino and Watson would have found a way to beat Tiger. The tour now has a lot of technically competent golfers, but few players. A few real players might make all the difference.

From the Greens Committee said...

I couldn't agree more. I wrote about this on my blog as well. Looks like 2010 will be HUGE.