Tiger wood: the worst start in the phoenix open 2015, shoots 73 in first roundDaniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Jan 30, 2015 11:35 IST
This is not a good start for the great Tiger woods in the first round of the Phoenix Open on Thursday. It was the first time in his career that Woods shot over par in his first round of the year. He is not in good mood in the ground. This was not the same Tiger Woods the crowd in Phoenix saw 14 years ago.
In the field when he reached his T-shirt shot on the par-4 fifth hole, he saw the golf ball partially sunken in a divot. Woods put his hands on his hips, closed his eyes and shook his head, wondering what else could possibly go wrong.
In the overall game he already was nine shots behind Ryan Palmer, who opened with a 7-under 64 to build a one-shot lead when play was suspended by darkness. But on the other hand he was frustrated about his short and the selection. He attributed it to the change in his swing. Woods said I'm just having a hard time finding the bottom.
The fans didn't seem to mind. They were happy to see golf's biggest star at their outdoor party for the first time since 2001, back when Woods was No. 1 in the world and headed for an unprecedented sweep of the majors.
To the statement from the viewers and the spectators His game was anything but super, but the atmosphere sure was, and at the other side he attendance was 118,461 - more than the Super Bowl will get on Sunday - and broke the Thursday record at the Phoenix Open by just over 30,000. But the fans were not satisfied. It was a long and frustrating afternoon, but on the ninth hole, a fan coaxed a smile out of Woods.
In a statement woods said This is my second tournament in six months, so I just need tournament rounds like this where I can fight through it, turn it around, grind through it and make adjustments on the fly, Woods said.
All the spectators and the viewers of the tournament did not believe from the phenomenal player. They didn't see much of a game at least not from Woods.
According to the previous report His last time at this tournament, Woods was No. 1 in the world by a mile and working his way toward Augusta National and a chance to sweep the majors, which he did. Now he is No. 47 in the world, coming off another injury-laden season, without a major in eight years.
Tiger wood: the worst start in the phoenix open 2015, shoots 73 in first round