Tiger Woods was back. Just not for very long.
Congressional gave Tiger Woods a rude welcome back to the PGA Tour on Thursday.
Bill Haas is the defending champion and an afterthought this week at Congressional, and he understands why. Tiger Woods is back in golf.
About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.
The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.
Bill Haas made the long walk across a makeshift bridge and under the grandstands to the 18th green for the trophy presentation, high-fiving kids along the railing and raising his cap to thousands of fans who cheered as they saw him coming.
With Tiger Woods and Justin Rose not playing, and a decent chance of thunderstorms, don’t be surprised if attendance at the AT&T National is as underwhelming as the field.
The hype isn’t nearly as pronounced as it was when the US Open was held at Congressional last June, but the PGA Tour is back in town, and massive crowds are expected to flock to the course, despite the overpowering heat. If only D.C. had it’s own hometown hero to cheer on.
Mickelson closed with an 8-under 64, beating Woods by 11 shots in a one-sided showdown at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
At the base of things, Shanahan is a pretty good personnel guy and he is sold on John Beck.