Tiger continues to make big numbers, shoots 73
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship


Tiger Woods is still shaking rust off his game. After going three-under through his first 10 holes at Hoylake, Tiger double-bogeyed 2 (his 11th), and triple-bogeyed 7 before finishing with a birdie on 9 for a 73. At three-over for the championship, Woods is currently T58.

Woods is not pleased with the high numbers over the last three rounds, “Made a lot of mistakes. I’ve made two doubles and two triples, but on top of that, I missed a lot of shots for opportunities for birdies, and consequently I’m 3-over par.”

Tiger also said, “I’m starting to get the flow of the round, the flow of playing again, but still I’ve just made too many mistakes. You can’t run up high scores like that and expect to contend, especially when the conditions are this benign. Most of the scores are 3-under par or better. I certainly didn’t do that.”

The 14-time major champion wore a black ribbon on his hat to remember Bob Torrance, a famed golf instructor who passed away at the age of 82 on Friday.

“I’ve known [Bob] a lot over the years. Even from my amateur days when I came over here. He’s been fantastic to me. We’ve had a lot of great conversations about golf. It was always fun picking his brain about the game, how it’s evolved and how he believes it should be played. I’m going to miss him very much.”

–Bernie D’Amato