Woods’s stellar play whipped his fans into a frenzy. After everything he’s been through he remains a beloved figure. When Woods committed to the tournament a week ago tournament organizers added 30 extra shuttles buses 90 more port-o-lets and an extra admission gate.
He used his driver sparingly on Saturday but belted blasts of 327 yards at the 5th and 321 yards at the 14th to reach both par 5s in two shots. (The 129-mph swing at 14 was the fastest recorded swing on the PGA Tour this season.) To do so he had to modify his technique slightly.
Has Woods’ baby kitten already opened its eyes or will he be on the prowl with his Ardmore on Friday? If Woods doesn’t hole a few more putts in the second round he may be packing his bags and asking for a J.J. Spaun knockoff.