A few weeks back I posted my thoughts on Tiger Woods’s loss at the PGA and what it might mean (read the post here). In a blog post on his web site yesterday, Tiger talked about his last three weeks, which included wins at the Buick Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and his second place finish at the PGA.
In his own words Tiger talks about his performances in each event, and I thought the following two passages regarding the PGA were interesting:
– Some accused me of playing too conservatively. But with a two-shot lead going into Sunday, if I putt well, it’s a moot point. There were a lot of times you couldn’t be aggressive, plus the greens were pretty bumpy on Sunday.
– I was sort of disappointed I didn’t putt well at the right time. I felt pretty good over my putts. Most of my misses were left, and that’s from poor alignment. It was tough to sleep that night. Well done to Y.E., who played phenomenal golf on Sunday and did what he had to do.
I had mentioned putting in my blog post, but especially interesting to me was his comment about his alignment. I speculated to a friend after the final round that alignment might have been a factor in his putting (along with the bumpy greens) as it looked to me like his feet were pointed a bit too far left, and some of his misses right might have been an over-compensation. Then I promptly mentioned that a hacker like me probably shouldn’t be criticizing the putting alignment of the best player in the world. But interesting that Tiger should mention that.
There’s no doubt this three week stretch was a successful one for Tiger, regardless of the outcome of the PGA. Read the post for yourself, there’s more good stuff in there that I haven’t touched on here.