Tiger Woods pleased with state of game heading into U.S. Open

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Tiger Woods may really feel like this week’s Memorial Event was a chance missed, however he discovered positives after a ultimate-spherical even-par seventy two.

Woods registered his sixth prime-25 end of the yr by ending 9 beneath, six photographs again of the playoff, which was finally gained by Bryson DeChambeau. Woods completed t-23 and selected to take a look at the positives after his spherical.

“I had some possibilities to shoot some good rounds this week,” Woods stated. “General my game is the place it must be heading into the U.S. Open and that is one thing that is very constructive.”

After flirting with the leaders throughout Spherical three, even reaching eleven underneath, he bogeyed two holes late to stall his momentum. He then struggled to make putts Sunday.

“I simply have to hit higher putts. This week I did not actually have, did not really feel snug with my strains and my really feel was slightly bit off,” Woods stated. “Consequently I missed a bunch of putts. However I hit it actually good this week, in order that’s a constructive going into Shinnecock, the place ball putting goes to be a should.

“Clearly means totally different golf photographs across the greens, tons of bump and runs and putters or spinners. It is going to be a really totally different golf course, however general if I hit the ball like this, I will be pleased in two weeks.”

Winner DeChambeau is understood for his analytics, utilizing golf equipment of the identical size and continually calculating numbers. Woods stated that’s simply his type and there is nothing mistaken with it.

“He’s very analytical and it is his personal, his personal factor,” Woods stated. “You get guys that by no means need to know something, like Bubba. He simply performs it straight by really feel. He seems to be at it, hits it and does not know anything. You then get the opposite finish of the spectrum and you’ve got Bryson.

“So this game, you possibly can play it nevertheless you need to play it, so long as you have got your personal means and your personal technique and also you’re assured in what it does.”

Whereas Woods continues to be pleased to even be out on the course and competing once more following 4 again surgical procedures since 2014, he is beginning to get his previous type again.

“Properly I maintain getting a bit of higher. Week in, week out, I hold getting just a bit bit extra high-quality tuned,” Woods stated. “As an example this week, simply to have the ability to make the slight variations after the primary 9 holes and have the ability to flip it round and shoot a good quantity. 

“I’ve had little constructing blocks alongside the best way, and I hold getting just a little bit higher, a bit of bit extra refined, and also you begin to see the outcomes. I am beginning to hit the golf ball higher. If I simply make a number of extra putts like I did earlier within the yr, once I was placing rather well, you set these two collectively, then I am going to have one thing.”