Well it certainly wasn’t the worst round Tiger Woods has ever shot. Sure it looked bad, but the final round 77 on Sunday wasn’t as bad as the 81 in the 2002 Open Championship or the 79 or 78 he has shot in two other professional tournaments. Tiger finished the tournament at 18-over. The bad part, the final tournament score looked worse considering he had to play all four rounds. In any other tournament, if he would have started 74-72 like he did in rounds one and two, he would have hopped on his Gulfstream on Friday and not been around for the weekend. But the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational has no cut, so he had to play all four rounds. And when you’re hitting it all over the course, he probably wished there would have been a cut.
I am sure you will hear all next week leading up to the PGA Championship whether Tiger Woods needs to find an instructor to work with again. Heck, it’s already started on the pre-game show on The Golf Channel. In his post round interview, Tiger said it’s been a long year. How can it be a long year already? It’s only August and you have only played eight events. Oh wait, I almost forgot. Your entire life is in shambles because you chose to “date” numerous other ladies while the wife and kids were at home. Granted if my life unraveled in the public eye, I would probably feel the same way.
I do like the fact he finally faced media questions today after his round unlike Friday and Saturday. Tiger has always been one to fess up and face the questions. It seemed he was just going through the motions on Sunday and his score showed it. He was probably to the point where he just didn’t care. So what is next? The guy is good enough to where he can probably get it figured out in the next few days and come out and win the final major. If he doesn’t play well though, he may not be playing the Fed Ex playoffs or the Ryder Cup.
If that happens, then the final five months of the year may seem longer than the first eight.