Friday, April 09, 2010

Tiger Loves How This Masters Is Going

Sitting in the interview room after his second-round 70 left him tied for third place in the Masters, three shots behind Lee Westwood who was still on the course, Tiger Woods was asked if he liked his position on the leader board.

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.


Coulwoodwarlord said...

Tiger must be chuckling a little bit to himself. Poulter and Westwood are playing about as good as they can and are easily within swiping distance of his claws, as for Lefty, he always acts as if he's lifting a ton of bricks just to get there. Golf needs Mr. Woods, but not without someone to challenge him, lets hope there is some drama to had in Augusta. True golf fans deserve.