Tiger Woods' eagle on 15 in Masters first round hides his Grand Slam nerves?
Tiger Woods just hit one of those shots that only Tiger hits, a chip-in eagle on No. 15 after he couldn’t get anything to fall all day in Augusta. As the ball disappeared into the hole, Nick Faldo - who’s thankfully being used in the ESPN broadcast that’s centered around CBS personnel - noted that the eagle should relieve some of the pressure that Woods surely felt.
Faldo argued that even Woods clearly isn’t immune to the pressure he’s heaped on himself with his Grand Slam talk.
I love Faldo, but I don’t know about that. It seems like a stretch to suggest that Tiger is finally going to start blinking under the glare now. If anything, Tiger still seems pissed that his perfect season went up in smoke several weeks ago. Woods still doesn’t appear to have come to grips with this or taken any responsibility for it, never having moved past blaming photographers for hurting his comeback run.
If anything, Tiger still looks like he’s playing the Masters angry.
Or he could just be doing his usual start-out-slow-and-build thing. That’s not nearly as interesting though.
On a side note, you know that Tiger has to love it that I was able to write this whole blog while he waited and waited and waited on the 16th tee.
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