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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 150 - US Open Preview
TIGER Woods has done a full 180. That is, fallen from the No.1 player in the world down to a ranking of No.181. That was last week. He's now plumetted even further to No.195 – a career low for the 14-time major winner. Yet it was seven years ago this week he was on top of the world, having won his 14th – and as it stands, last – major title. On one leg, mind you. Pitted against a tough Torrey Pines Golf Course, a formidable opponent in an in-form and rampaging Rocco Mediate and battling a shot knee and stress fractures in his leg that sidelined him for the remainder of that year, Woods fought on like a man possessed to ultimately win what many believe to be his most impressive victory of them all. Epic. His third US Open title at 32 years of age marked his sixth major in four years, stretching back to the 2005 Masters and further propagated the indomitable legend that was Tiger Woods. But that was then and this is now. It’s no secret Woods’ current game has more questions on it than a Jeopardy special, coming off a disastrous showing at The Memorial where he finished last of those who made the cut, including a third round 85 with yips and duffed chips – the highest single round of his career – and his worst recorded 72-hole score since turning professional. Ouch. The signs of a threatening Tiger Woods at Chambers Bay are seemingly nowhere to be seen. The Striped One enters the tournament underdone, under-performing and under the spotlight. But where there's a will, there's a way, and Woods is certainly full of will. We take a look at the stats that give him a fighting chance, as well as some others that are likely to rule him out of contention altogether. OTG WORDS BY DAMIAN SHUTIE
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