Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tiger clawing his way back

Look out PGA Tour. Tiger is coming soon to a golf course near you.

He shot 65 the opening round and 67 in the final round at the Barclays. Other than one horrendous swing to open round three which led to triple bogey, a missed one foot putt, and one bad nine hole stretch, he played some great golf.

As his new swing starts to kick in, he appears to have much greater control with both his tee shots and his approach shots. It seems to be just a matter of time before he's able to put it all together over four rounds.

With his play at The Barclays, Woods jumped from 112th up to 65th in the point standings. Three events remain in the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs and Woods has won on all three courses in the past. One win will put him right back into contention and it could come this week at round two of the playoffs.

"I haven't won all year," Woods said. "But this is a week that I was very close. I felt that if I would have putted better for all four days, I would have been right there. Looking forward to next week."

Getty photo / Hunter Martin