Tiger Woods Flirts with Course Record During Opening Round of Deutsche Bank

By Tim Daniels
at Internationaled.org

Published: August 31, 2012

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Tiger Woods flashed the form which helped him reach the pinnacle of golf on Friday in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He finished ahead of the pack thanks to a seven-under 64.

His score was just three strokes off the course record of 61, which is held by Vijay Singh and Mike Weir. Both of those players finished second in the tournaments they shot the low rounds in.

Coming off yet another disappointing weekend performance at the Barclays, Woods was on target from the moment he stepped on the course at TPC Boston. His iron play, which has been a thorn in his side all season, was improved, and the putter didn’t let him down.

It’s the type of round that will surely have everybody debating whether or not he’s officially “back.” Dominant showings like the one he had to open the PGA Tour’s second playoff tournament were commonplace a handful of years ago.

But it’s important to remember that the first two days of events haven’t been the problem for Woods. He’s entered most weekends at least within striking distance of the leaders, only to falter down the stretch—a time he used to excel.

So, while it’s a positive development in the ever-changing story of Woods’ inconsistent game, it won’t be until Sunday and Monday (due to the holiday weekend) that fans will get a chance to see if he can jump the mental hurdle.

He walked off the course with a one-stroke lead over Jeff Overton on a day where scoring conditions were certainly favorable. It’s a position he used to almost never relinquish, making it interesting to see if his killer instinct returns over the next three days.

Most importantly, it was a round that proved Woods is still capable of making the game look really simple when the physical and mental aspects of his game are working together. His on-course demeanor was described as “all business” by the Golf Channel.

He already has three wins under his belt this season, and he entered the week ranked third in the playoff standings. So it’s not like he’s had a bad year by any stretch. But for someone with a track record like his, more is always expected.

Eight birdies, including six in a row at one point, is a good start toward reaching those expectations. He did finish with a bogey on his final hole of the afternoon, but that shouldn’t put a damper on an otherwise flawless round.

Woods will tee off at 1:10 p.m. ET on Saturday as he looks to build on his terrific outing in Round 1.

 

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