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Golf Australia Express : Issue 43
COVER STORY THE THE MASTERS ENTERING AS A HOT favourite to claim his 15 major, Woods disappoints fans with another example of inconsistent golf. It becomes clear that he too feels the frustration after petulantly kicking his club in disgust at Augusta’s second hole during Friday’s round. He finishes 5-over for the tournament at T40. VERDICT: No stripe WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP WOODS FOLLOWS A POOR Augusta appearance with another shocker at Wells Fargo, missing the cut after rounds of 71 and 73. It is his second consecutive missed cut at the event and just his eighth MC in 267 starts. For the first time in his career, Woods fails to make the cut twice at an event. VERDICT: No stripe THE PLAYERS ROUNDING OUT THE worst three- week stretch of his career, TW narrowly avoids a second consecutive missed cut; finishing T40 at the Players with signs his game is again heading in the wrong direction. Inconsistency is again the order of the day, with some on-course brilliance hidden among plenty of wayward golf. VERDICT: No stripe THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT AFTER SUFFERING THE indignity of his worst stretch of professional golf, Woods fights back to win at the tournament hosted by the man he is perpetually chasing, Jack Nicklaus. TW equals the Golden Bear’s PGA Tour win record with 73 with Nicklaus watching on. He even produces a chip-in Nicklaus describes as better than Tiger’s famous one from behind the 16th green at the 2005 Masters. VERDICT: Stripe US OPEN TIGER CARRIES HIS form to Olympic Club to get himself in a tie for the lead at the halfway mark. That’s where things start to go wrong. With erratic rounds of 74 and 75 on the weekend, he drops 20 places over the final two rounds to finish 21st. Again he shows some positive signs, but the ‘falling away’ is so not the Tiger we’re used to. VERDICT: No stripe AT&T NATIONAL IN HIS MOST impressive performance of the season, Woods posts three rounds in the 60s en route to a one- shot win and 8-under total. He makes just one bogey on the weekend—going from the 10th hole on Friday until the 16th green on Sunday without a blemish. TW eclipses Jack Nicklaus with 74 PGA Tour wins and again the golf world is talking about him as the hottest player on Tour. VERDICT: Stripe TOTAL: 5 STRIPES " IwontheUSOpenona broken leg. I can handle it." See what the players think. Is he back?