On Wednesday prior to the first round of the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, Steve Stricker offered good friend, Tiger Woods putting advice after watching him struggle last week at The Honda Open.
It ended up costing Stricker as Woods went on to win the tournament by two-shots from Stricker who doesn’t regret helping Woods out.
“Who knows, he might have putted just as good without my help,” Stricker told The Golf Channel. “He feels really good about what he’s doing on the greens, so that’s a good thing.”
In the post tournament press-conference, Woods was asked if he still would have figured out his putting stroke without Stricker’s help.
“I would like to say I probably would have, but, there’s a but there,” Woods said. “I’ve been putting at home and it just hadn’t felt right. To have Stricks help me out like he always does, he’s been a great friend and we tend to help each other out with our putting.”
“He basically got me in the same position I was like at Torrey. Once he put me in there where I felt comfortable, I started rolling it and it felt really, really good.”
It was great to see Woods back in the winners circle today. He’s now injury free and with his putting game improving he will be a major player in next month’s US Masters at Augusta.