Wednesday 26 October 2016

Will St Andrews course help Tiger recapture some form?

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Just five players, from a field of 156, shot worse than Tiger Woods in the US Open. In two rounds at Chambers Bay, Tiger only managed three birdies for his career high 156 strokes (80 and 76). Nine amateurs played better.

Basically everything went wrong for the 40-year old who has dropped to 205th in the world rankings. It's seven years since Tiger won one of the four Majors.

While Woods talks about working on various aspects of his game, the feeling is that it will take something of a miracle for him to get back to the imperious form that previously made him No. 1 for so long. Woods has three weeks before he tees off at St Andrews for the 144th Open Championship. He won the Open there in 2000 and again in 2005.

"You would hope his memories of St Andrews would rekindle something," says R&A boss Peter Dawson.

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