Woods’s fall from grace is well documented and lest we forget self-inflicted. But if all isn’t forgiven there is certainly a sense that people are willing to give him another chance and they want to see Woods succeed. They want to see him ride off into the sunset if not with 19 majors then at least with an 80th PGA Tour victory.
For many years the tournament monitored ticket trafficking solely through numbers printed on the tickets. Savvy resellers would simply obscure the number before posting the tickets online ensuring officials couldn’t trace them. The strips mean sellers now must redact both the numbers and the color codes to protect their identities.
Coming off the three-putt Woods flared his tee shot to the right and yelled “Fore!” From a juicy lie in the rough Woods slashed a five-iron that trickled into a collection area. When he holed his chip with a 60-degree wedge he lifted his right arm to the sky smiled and knocked knuckles with Leishman.