Tiger Woods is starting to get a bad track record without Steve Williams as his caddie. So far he’s 0-2, while Steve Williams has one win in a World Golf Championship event and is in contention again (on the bag of Adam Scott).
This week at the PGA Championship in Johns Creek, Georgia, Tiger Woods missed the cut (+10) and kissed any chances of being in FedEx Cup play goodbye. He also unleashed a slew of things unlike a “normal” Tiger Woods. He was surprisingly honest in his interviews after both the first and second rounds, he hit a bunch of great drives in the second round but missed putts, and he found himself in parasitic relationship with the sand traps.
Last week before rescinding his comments, Steve Williams called Adam Scott’s win in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational that “greatest week of my life” and the “best win of his life.” If I recall correctly, Williams was a part of 14 major championship wins with Tiger, and last week was his first win with Adam Scott; but that was in just an ordinary PGA event, not a major.
While it’s O.K. Williams rescinded his comments – likely realizing he had forgotten the “good ole days” he had with Tiger – Woods is now looking for a weekend he can call the greatest of his life. Again, he hasn’t found it; although it looked promising starting the first round (-3) very well.
Having missed the cut, Tiger will now have “nothing to do but work on my game,” as he would say after the second round disappointment. As he showed, he can hit the ball very well. His driver has been a major problem in the past, but seemed to come back a little bit Friday. Now he needs his approach and his putting to come full circle back to where it was years ago – at least the years before his driveway accident in Orlando, Florida.