DUBLIN, Ohio — It was far more than steering clear of missing the lower for the very first time in 18 appearances at the Memorial Event for Tiger Woods. It was also more than bouncing again from a weak general performance in the next round.
Woods required to exam his back after it gave him issues through Friday’s second round and also play an supplemental 36 holes right after a 5-month split from the tour.
He responded by shooting a 1-less than 71 in the third round on Saturday.
“Total I felt like I performed nicely, controlled the ball effectively,” Woods said. “I hit 1 actually poor shot there at 3, but other than that, it was a rather very good, good day.”
Woods would not have produced the minimize experienced he not shut out the 2nd round with two birdies and a par. He then had to wait most of the day to see whether the slash line would fall from 2-more than to 3-around.
“I was lucky the minimize came back,” he mentioned. “I manufactured a little run at the end yesterday, and at instances it was seeking like it was going to be at 2, but luckily I snuck in at 3.
Woods’ body language was drastically various all through his spherical Saturday compared to Friday, when he shot a 4-in excess of 76 following beginning to deal with again concerns all through his heat-up.
On Saturday, there wasn’t a great deal grimacing right after hitting a shot or lousy misses of fairways like on Friday. Woods was 10-of-14 on fairways strike Saturday and his 140-property regular on solution photographs was his ideal of the event by 15 yards.
“I was shifting greater nowadays and felt like I did the very first working day, and consequently I could make the passes at the golf ball like I did the very first day,” Woods reported. “Sadly I failed to make any putts currently, so hopefully I can make a few far more tomorrow.”
Woods needed these 36 holes about the weekend because if he chooses not to perform in the 3M following 7 days or the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in two weeks, he would have played only 36 holes of aggressive golf considering the fact that February heading into the PGA Championship in San Francisco in three months.
“Effectively, I imagine that having back again into the move and competing once more and participating in at this degree, I hadn’t accomplished that in a even though,” he explained. “Playing property and participating in out listed here is so extremely diverse, and creating confident that I keep sharp and really don’t make any silly problems and dump the ball in the incorrect spots or give myself lousy angles, that is 1 of the matters about participating in competitive golf that’s pretty distinct from taking part in at residence.”