By: Jeff Lesson
The way Tiger Woods blew away the field at the Bridgestone Invitational was magical. It brought back memories of how he used to play at regular events AND at Majors. After all, he is now only four wins short for setting a new all time wins record on the Tour.
At Firestone, where he now has won four times, there is no premium on driving it straight (Woods often got away with wild drives) and had super fast greens (Tiger putts best on fat greens).
This week at The PGA Championship at Oak Hill is just the opposite. They have very narrow fairways and slow greens- just the opposite of what Tiger likes! At the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill, Woods was 12 over par in 39th place. And that was when he was regularly winning majors and not choking on weekends.
The scores don’t lie. He is so far under par in majors since his last win in 2008 on Thursday and Fridays, yet so far over par on the weekends. How else can one explain it except Tiger Woods chokes under the pressure for the last 17 majors!
Tiger lovers will never admit it. But it is difficult to argue with those statistics.
Despite all this, he is once again the 7-2 favorite. Mickelson is the next choice at 12-1.
Let’s go with lefty as the pick. Jason Day as the wild card.
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