Tiger confirms plans to play at Safeway in 2 weeks

Did you see this golf club review?

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
Scott Rushing
Scott Rushing's picture
Tiger confirms plans to play at Safeway in 2 weeks

Well it looks like we may see Tiger play this year after all.  At the Ryder Cup, he's part of the team of captains, he said he was still planning to play at Safeway in 2 weeks.  Now you know who'll be on TV for everyshot looking for signs of which Tiger's showing up.   I'm glad he's coming back and I hope he plays well.  it's a different tour out there now in terms of his competition.  He won't hit it as far as DJ does..or Bubba, .... or Day.... or...

 

DON
It will be interesting to see

It will be interesting to see if hs swing is NOT as Violent as it was before. Tiger has had a swing that is HARD on the body forever, so it will be interesting to see if he has made changes to make his swing a lot easier on his older and beat up body parts. When Tiger was so dominating on the tour he was one fo the longest if not the longest hitter of the ball. Now it will be fun to see how he handles it when he is NOT blasting it way past the rest of the field. Truth is that Tiger is NOT 20 years old anymore, and it's going to show in terms of driving distance when he gest back out there with the long boys of today. I hope he has learned how to protect the body he has left so he can play for a long time and not get hurt again.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

Scott Rushing
Scott Rushing's picture
Agree Don.  Curious to see

Agree Don.  Curious to see how his swing plays out.  Hopefully he'll be able to be competitive again.

Golf is a game that can only be played...

GolfGearReview.com Administrator

cac
cac's picture
Looking forward to it. Hope

Looking forward to it. Hope he plays at least steady. Saw a few hits from his pro am and looked ok. Id like to see him out with furyk and Zac johnson and he may keep up. Maybe out with Dustbin and Finau would be good ? CAC.

cac handed Geordie.

Scott Rushing
Scott Rushing's picture
Tiger pulls out....out through the end of the year.

NAPA, Calif. -- Tiger Woods cited game issues rather than physical concerns Monday for putting his return to competitive golf on hold.

Woods will not compete until at least December after announcing that he has withdrawn from the Safeway Open, where he had just officially committed to play on Friday after suggesting a month ago that he "hoped'' to play this week at Silverado Resort as well as next month at the Turkish Airlines Open.

It was to be the 14-time major winner's first tournament in more than 14 months, after taking time away due to two back procedures in last 2015.

"After a lot of soul-searching and honest reflection I know that I am not yet ready to play on the PGA Tour or compete in Turkey,'' Woods said on his website. "My health is good, and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be.

Tiger Woods' return to the PGA Tour is on hold once again. Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

"When I announced last week I was going to Safeway, I had every intention of playing, or I wouldn't have committed. I spent a week with the U.S. Ryder Cup team (as a vice captain), an honor and experience that inspired me even more to play. I practiced the last several days in California, but after a lot of hours, I knew I wasn't ready to compete against the best golfers in the world.''

Notay Begay, Woods' longtime friend who was with him at the Ryder Cup, said he spoke to Woods on Monday morning.

"This is not at all health-related,'' Begay told USAToday. "He said, 'It's just not there, man.' When a player tells you that, he's just not comfortable with every element of his game.''

Begay said Woods had only started hitting drivers in full six weeks and for the last month "had been trying to cram everything in.'' Begay also noted that Woods lost a week due to his duties at the Ryder Cup as well as time due to Hurricane Matthew near his home in South Florida.

"His spirits are fine,'' said Begay, a former tour player. "He's just upset with letting down the fans, the sponsors, the tournaments. But with regard to how things are coming along, he's feeling good. It's not a physical issue at all. A player gets down when they are hurt. He's not hurt. His next hurdle will be to play more practice rounds, walk more practice rounds, put in more work."

Woods, a 79-time PGA Tour winner, was taking part in a pro-am event at Pebble Beach on Monday that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. He had planned to be there on Tuesday as well before heading to the Silverado Resort, where he was to play in the pro-am Wednesday morning with NBA star Steph Curry. He was also slated to play the first two rounds of the event with Phil Mickelson and defending champion Emilliano Grillo.

Now 786th in the world, Woods announced on Sept. 7 that he "hoped' to play the Safeway as well as next month's Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour. He last played in August of 2015 at the Wyndham Championship, where he tied for 10th prior to undergoing back surgery in September and October of last year.

"This isn't what I wanted to happen, but I will continue to strive to be able to play tournament golf,'' he said. "I'm close, and I won't stop until I get there.''

Golf is a game that can only be played...

GolfGearReview.com Administrator

Scott Rushing
Scott Rushing's picture
That's too bad.  I actually

That's too bad.  I actually think, it would be better for him to play and get used to playing again...I don't think anyone expects him (other than himself) to come back week 1 and compete for the win.  I'm sure he does.  But at some point he needs to get used to playing again and build confidence.  We all know how bad being not confidient in your game is to your performance.  If he was anyone else, I think he goes out and plays.  But I think he wants to again be "that Tiger Woods" and I just don't think that's reasonable after this lengthy a layoff.

 

 

Golf is a game that can only be played...

GolfGearReview.com Administrator

scomac
scomac's picture
Tiger isn't the slightest bit

Tiger isn't the slightest bit interested in going out and playing to gain confidence.  He's tried that before and it's just an embarassment!

The only thing that Tiger is interested in is winning!  If he feels he can't compete then I don't see him ever returning.  He has nothing to gain if he can't add to his legacy.  Better to just walk away.  He wouldn't be the first.  In fact, it might be better.

DON
The people I feel sorry for

The people I feel sorry for are the fans that purchased tickets to the event due to Tiger being there, and now he's canceled. And it's NOT a big surprise that he canceled out. He does have a big EGO, and if his game is lacking at this time, he would pull out so as not to look bad, which would be hard on his ego. Hard to say if fans will buy tickets for the next event he says he will play or will they WAIT until the last minute to see if he pulls out again. IF Tiger does it again, it could become a real issue with his fans.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

Scott Rushing
Scott Rushing's picture
Well Tiger made a successful

Well Tiger made a successful return to golf last weekend.  He had some good rounds but didn't finish as strong as he wanted but I think it's what he needs to do, play against other players.  It's hard to test yourself on your private course or a few holes at your house.  To me though, I saw him smiling more than I've seen him smile in a long time.  I hope he enjoys himself more this time around.

I was dissapointed in the TV commentators who interviewed him after the round one day...they couldn't stop before they had to ask "so do you think you'll catch Jack's major record?"....I was like "really?!!!"  They had to go back to the most pressure packed question after just his first or second round back?  That seemed low class to me.   Just let the man get back to playing and see what happens.

Golf is a game that can only be played...

GolfGearReview.com Administrator

DON
DUMB reporters as usual

m not at all surprised by what the reporter asked Tiger. Reporters are SO stupid most of the time it's not funny. Dumb questions are the norm for most reporters it seems. It's almost like they have to pass a Stupid Test to get the job. I

 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

scomac
scomac's picture
It seems that they all went

It seems that they all went to the School of the National Enquirer...

It's all about a 30 second sound bite that generates a reaction, that is all they're after and what their producers tell them to go for.