Watching the 2nd round of the WGC – CA championship at Doral and so far Tiger Woods is not a factor – 8 strokes behind the leaders half way in.
Although past history indicates that you can never sell Woods short, I have had some skepticism about whether he could come back at his best following the surgery to his knee and then the long lay-off. So far, the WGC Match championships included, Woods hasn’t shown the old intimidation factor.
Part of the problem so far this week is that the putts haven’t been falling. They’re very close but not at the bottom of the cup.
The commentary on the Golf Channel coverage right now is muted regarding Tiger. I think they expected him to at least challenging at this point.(Now 10 shots off the lead).
However they do have Phil Mickelson to hype on at the moment as he is playing very well and just – as I type – dropped off the lead.
One thing that will make the advertisers happy this week is that it is a no-cut tournament and Tiger will be there for the weekend regardless of his position.