NORTON, Mass. — It will sound a bit dramatic, seeing the guy came into this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship having finished 1-1-2-2 in his last four tournaments, but he has established standards like no other. So, the burning question among the masses permeating the crisp, autumn-like air at TPC Boston on Sunday was this: What the heck is wrong with Tiger Woods?
Woods needed to scramble for birdie at his finishing hole to post 1-over 72, and at 4 under for the tournament, even he won’t be able to catch ALL the leaders during the tourney’s Labor Day finish.
On Sunday, he got off to a rocky start. One swing at the short par-4 first hole resulted in a tee ball that flared right, and his next move of the day was a drop for an unplayable lie. Bogey. No, certainly not the dream start. And that’s kind of how it went.
It was breezy and tough, sure, tougher than the first two days at TPC Boston, but Woods didn’t make his first birdie of the day until the 15th hole, and he ‘captalized’ on that momentum by dumping his tee shot into the pond fronting the par-3 16th. It just wasn’t very Tiger-like stuff. He hit only 10 greens for the day.
By the time NBC came on the air Sunday afternoon, Woods was finishing up on 18. That’s not something you see very often on the weekend. Afterward, he didn’t stop to chat about what had been a pretty tough day at the office. Some people probably find a little comfort in the fact that yes, even the Tiger Woods has them.