Don’t you hate that cliche? “Drive for show, putt for dough.” I was reminded of that hackneyed saying nearly every day for almost a decade. What makes it so frustrating is that it’s true. When you have an incredible ballstriking day and hit 15-16 greens, you feel like you should automatically beat least 5- or 6-under. But then you count the 33 putts and it adds up to a ho-hum even-par 70.
But I hit the ball so well! Yeah, wish it worked that way. So did Tiger Woods in the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC, a course where he’s dominated in the past with seven victories (duh alert: all pre-scandal era). (continue reading…)