St. Andrews, Scotland, July 18 — Tiger Woods was only able to manage a second 73 at the British Open on Saturday. He was twelve shots down heading into the British Open finale. He had 4 putts for eagle but unfortunately he could not manage to convert.
Tiger Woods will be only a sidelight on the British Open final day, it does not matter how many times someone yells. A tournament has changed things drastically.
Though at his first two majors post-scandal, Woods was on the fringe of contention, he has not been a factor at St. Andrews Thursday onwards with a 5-under 67 in pristine conditions.
He said, “I hit it good. I striped it all day. I just didn’t get anything out of the round. I couldn’t build any momentum. I wasn’t making any putts.”
Woods added further, “It’s just one of those things where you just have to be patient. I was grinding. I was as patient as I possibly could be, and I was just trying to plod my way along. I just didn’t get anything going.”
On Saturday he had whacked at it 35 times. Only 5 players were able to put more miles on their putter.
However, Tiger Woods is not the same player what he was in the year 2000 and 2005. These years he had romped to dominating Open wins.