Fresh off a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods is confident about his game in a way that he hasn’t been over the past few years. Between tabloid rumors about his personal life and a putt that could use some TLC, his performance hasn’t been–excuse the pun–up to par in recent years.
But Woods says he’s improving on the things that need the most work and that he feels more confident on a familiar course.
“I’m driving the ball much better than I have,” he said Tuesday. “I’ve got some heat behind it, and it’s very straight. My iron game is improving. So everything is headed in the right direction at the right time.”
However, his early performance today speaks differently. On live blog coverage of the Masters tournament, USA Today reported this morning that Woods was scrambling.
“Woods’ first tee shot is jacked left off the fairway. “It blows my mind” said Strange about how far off line Woods can sometimes be. The tee shot came moments after Strange talked about how the field might waver with Tiger on the course. Woods is famous for how poor he plays No. 1.”
If Woods pulls out of this early slump and goes on to win, he will tie Jack Nicklaus for the second-most Tour wins.
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