Friday, June 19, 2009

Tiger's feeling the squeeze in this Open

This time, Tiger Woods is on the wrong side of the U.S. Open.

It's all a matter of luck but Woods -- and every other player who drew early-late pairings for the first and second rounds at Bethpage Black -- is getting the worst conditions in which to play.

It was miserable Thursday morning when Woods and the other players in the morning started and it only got worse. When they returned to the course Friday morning, it was still soaking wet.

The players with late tee times in the first round played in ideal conditions Friday afternoon and the scores showed it. Mike Weir shot 66 with a double bogey, Peter Hanson shot 66 and the ghost of David Duval shot 67.

Then, those guys got to go right back out and continue playing in good conditions until dark, while Woods and others faced a rainy Saturday.

If the forecast is correct, there should three or four hours of golf time Saturday morning before the bad stuff moves in -- while Woods is on the course.

Seven years ago here, Sergio Garcia complained that Tiger got all the breaks, even with the weather.

Not this time.


Will said...

Weir shot 64 even with that double.

Anonymous said...

bout time, if he can pull this out, it will be the greatest. But, you wont hear him complain, either way!!!!