“I gave a little premature step” said Woods who gave it a fist pump and sent fans into delirium. Woods blasted a fairway wood just over the green at the 611-yard par-5 5th and nearly chipped in for eagle. He saved the heroics for the chip-in at the 9th.
“People want to talk about finishing all the time” Haney said. “You can’t finish something you don’t start. Seven shots behind after one round it’s a little hard to win a tournament. It’s not impossible but your margin for error just gets wiped away.”
Jordan Spieth who played alongside Woods in the opening two rounds said the atmosphere indeed reminded him of a major. To say the crowds were stacked 5-10 deep wasn’t hyperbole. Among those who braved the madness to see for himself was Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson.