After a shocking 13-over-par (85) on day three at The Memorial, the 14-time major winner, Tiger Woods, says he’s looking to improve.
By Connor Orchard
The 39-year old, now ranked 181 in the world, made the cut in Ohio by just one shot. He suffered through six-bogeys and consecutive double-bogeys along the way.
In the third round at Ohio, Tiger Woods’ scorecard at the end showed that he had gathered a total of one Birdie, eight-Pars, six-Bogeys, two-Double Bogeys, and one-Quadruple Bogey.
These numbers certainly do not show the real Tiger at all, but considering he has only teed up just five times in the 2015 season, he certainly wasn’t expected to be averaging par to every hole.
Tiger played the worst round of his career on the weekend, and has stated that he plans to stop being so stubborn, and he agrees that he needs to start listening to his caddie (Joey LaCava) more.
“Joey keeps telling this past week, he kept reminding me ‘Take it easy on yourself, you haven’t played much golf’.” Said Woods.
“You never played last year and you haven’t played much this year. Tournament golf takes time.”
Woods then said “I hate to say it when he’s right, because as a player you always want to be right, but he is right.”
Woods will now play four times in under two months from next week. And he really needs to keep his calm if he is to get anywhere in the next upcoming tournament.
But Woods has suffered in the past with back problems.
He most recently had to withdraw from the Farmers Insurance Open in February because of it. But when asked about his back, Woods replied “My back is good enough. And now I am fully committed to playing more golf all this summer.”
Woods has spent a record 683 combined weeks as world number one in the past, and was still top of the rankings in May last year. And the round that he played on Saturday was only his third in the 80s, where he found the water four times, and ended up finishing worse than his previous worst, which was an 82 overall at the Phoenix Open in January.
Woods is also in the midst of a new swing change, and when asked about how it is different from his previous one, he didn’t comment in much detail, and simply said “It’s different, It’s just different.”
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Even though things are definitely not going smoothly for Tiger as of late, he has said that such lousy results will not deter him from carrying on, and fighting to get his game back to what he knows it can be.
He also said that he’s being rational when thinking of how his game can improve, and he knows that he wont just go straight from 1 to 10.
“You just don’t go from one to 10,” he said. “We’re taking it one, two, three, four, all the way to 10”.
As a fan of Tiger Woods, it’s certainly not fun to see him in such a bad slump, as any golf fan knows that when he’s at the top of his game he can do anything he wants to, and now it looks like it might be a long road ahead for Tiger until he gets back to his best.
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