Tiger’s baring his fangs once more. We’ve ragged on his dwindling performance, his baffling comedic slip-ups and his seemingly desperate decision to take part in Wyndham in the first place. But it seems like his presence at Wyndham was a more savvy choice that we’d thought. Without the pressure of playing against the likes of the “Big Three”, he has some leeway as the biggest name in a pool of relative unknowns. Not that he’s put much of a foot wrong though. He’s made seven birdies and one bogey, ending the round with a remarkable 64. The last time Tiger Woods made a 64, it was 749 days ago at the 2013 WGC Bridgestone.
For the first time in a long while, he seems pretty pleased with himself, “They were both solid today, it was nice,” he remarked of his iron plan and his putting, “I was telling Joey (caddie Joe LaCava) it’s finally nice to get something out of the rounds, a round that could have been two to four under par.”
He seems to have come a long way from swearing into the mic at the PGA Tour earlier this month. Can he go far enough to make it from Wyndham to the Olympics? Only time will tell. For now, it’s good enough to turn the bad press on its head.