Tiger Woods Crumbles Again At A Major
Tiger Woods Crumbles Again At A Major, The golfer is developing a habit of withering when it counts the most, this time at the PGA. Tiger Woods unravels, while Rory McIlroy remains calm and surges to top at PGA Championship, He swung out of his stance, he hit fans with errant shots, he talked to himself. He mishit drives, mishit recovery shots, mishit chips, mishit putts. And although there were many holes still to play when the rains came to halt Round 3, the iconic moment of the day was surely the site of Tiger Woods, crouched over a ball marker after a failed putt, staring straight down in disbelief.
Woods still has a major weekend problem. And as hard as it is to believe, the greatest pressure player in a generation is forming a habit of crumbling in the sport’s biggest moments.
He’s come apart in every major this season, and in staggering fashion. It happened at the Masters, at the U.S. Open, at the British Open, and now here – at least so far on this weekend. Saturday he plummeted from 4-under to start the day to 1-under after only seven laborious holes. He hit only three of seven greens and three of six fairways. The rest of Round 3 could turn into a remarkable comeback on Sunday but Woods is now facing his seventh weekend round at a major this year without breaking par.
Every front nine mistake on Saturday seemed not only more surprising, but more robotic than the last. It all appeared forced, from the way Woods swung at his short chips to the way he signed gloves for his fans. And the tightness was put in stark relief by Rory McIlroy, two groups ahead, who swung and recovered and scored like he was sure to eventually come from out of nowhere to take the lead. And he did.