On his radio show on the Sirius/XM PGA Tour Radio Network Hank Haney Woods’s former instructor noted that Woods has been at least six shots behind after the first round of every tournament he’s played in dating back to the Masters.
When Woods was asked the obvious question of whether he felt he’s ready to win his 80th PGA Tour title he didn’t hesitate. “I think I’m not that far away from putting it together where I can win” he said.
“I am very committed to it” Woods said after the round. “I’ve always struggled on greens that are a little on the slower side and these greens aren’t very quick right now and they won’t be quick in three weeks’ time either (at Carnoustie). So it was a nice thing to move to a putter that rolls a little bit quicker.”