At a tournament sponsored by a paint company Woods didn’t produce a masterpiece but his misses off the tee (mostly to the left) were playable and he was able to recover. “It’s getting better every day” caddie Joe LaCava said. “He’s hitting more of the stinger shot and that piercing 3-wood so you know he’s feeling decent when he hits those shots.”
Aided by a sense of the moment that always seemed to allow him to will the ball into the hole Woods’s putter has been his sword and his shield throughout his illustrious career. How many times have we seen him strike a putt and the ball die just at the right moment and curl in? The answer is too many times to count.
“I tried and tried to come up with something that I felt I could swing and trust” Woods said adding that he doesn’t want to get away from “my basic feel of my fingers and how I putt.”