DUBLIN, Ohio – So, you’re wondering what’s up with Tiger Woods? The guy hasn’t won any of his past three starts and has only triumphed once in six tournaments, and that disturbs you?
Obviously, you’re not Jack Nicklaus.
“He’s won once and finished in the top 10 every other time (of his stroke-play tournaments). That’s really terrible, isn’t it?” Nicklaus said. “It’s a terrible comeback.”
Tongue firmly in cheek, Nicklaus basically brushed aside any concerns that Woods might be struggling with his game. A short time later, Nicklaus was able to get a front-row seat of Woods during a nine-hole skins game in a prelude to the annual Memorial Tournament.
He liked what he saw, too.
“I thought his swing was a lot more aggressive today than I’ve seen it in previous tournaments (this year),” Nicklaus said. “I thought he’s been babying his leg a little bit previously, (and) rightly so.
“I didn’t see much babying today. I thought he went at it pretty good.”
Which is good news for Woods – and perhaps bad news for the competition.