Friday, April 09, 2010
He paused and smiled.
"Yeah, I do," Woods said.
Woods said he hit the ball better and putted better Friday than he did in his opening 68 on Thursday but a tougher course set-up accounted for his higher score. Still, when Woods finished, there were only two players -- Westwood and Ian Poulter -- in front of him and little likelihood anyone else would jump ahead of him.
Woods said despite the fact he hasn't played a tournament since last fall, he doesn't feel rusty. He credits it to heightened focus in pre-tournament practice sessions with swing coach Hank Haney.
"It feels good to be back in contention," Woods said. "I usually put myself in contention most years here. I'm right there."
And how's this for a switch:
During his 10-minute question and answer session with the media after his round, there was not one question about anything other than his golf.
Posted by Observer Sports at 4:28 PM