Tiger Woods: “I didn’t feel like I hit it that bad”
After a disappointing first round at the British Open, Tiger Woods is going to have to work hard to stay in the tournament through the weekend.
Tiger Woods is struggling and it’s showing. For him to even be at the British Open took a great effort by the legendary golfer. After his car accident in February 2021, it has taken months of hard work and rehabilitation to get back into the world of competitive golf. That accident left Woods with tissue damage, an ankle fracture, snd several open fractures in his right leg.
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After the accident, he was told he would likely never play competitive golf again. He played in the Masters and PGA Championship earlier this year, but withdrew from both.
Now that he’s made it to the British Open, and seems to be in better shape than before, he’s still not the same as he used to be - understandably so. The three-time Open champion (twice at St. Andrews) signed for a six-over-par 78. St. Andrews is where Woods played his best tournament in 2000, winning by eight shots.
“It was a lot easier today, physically, than it has been the other two, for sure,” said Woods. “This was always on the calendar to hopefully be well enough to play it. And I am. I just didn’t do a very good job of it.”
He will have to shoot 66 today to keep himself in the competition.
“Obviously, it has been done. Guys did it today. And that’s my responsibility tomorrow is to go ahead and do it. Need to do it,” said Woods.