Yewti- Tiger Woods showed excellent quality in a full practice round. This is an ideal chance for him at The Open, but the question is whether he can give his best. Justin Thomas believes that Woods can still show his ‘best’ and will be a tough opponent for anyone.
“Yeah, his swing still looks as good as ever, it does,” Thomas said, as quoted by skysports. “Would I be surprised if he challenged this week? No. I’ve learned better than to challenge anything about him. “I’ve been picking his brains a little bit.
I understand that he’s going to be a little withholding of some information. But I’m trying to needle it out of him and get as much out of him as I can, because he’s done pretty well around this place.”
Jamie Weir on Tiger Woods
Sky Sports News’ Jamie Weir watched the practice round and concluded that Tiger Woods was not in the best shape.
He still has problems with injuries and seems to be far from a ‘complete’ recovery. Obviously, the problems are still there, but Woods will certainly not give up. “He [Woods] isn’t looking great, he’s in quite a lot of discomfort,” said Sky Sports News’ Jamie Weir, who followed Tiger during his practice round.
“He walked up the hill onto the sixth tee box and he was limping as he did that, leaning on his putter. He hit a driver off the fourth tee and just bending down to pick his tee out of the ground took a considerable amount of effort for him.
“He’s clearly still in quite a lot of pain. He obviously withdrew from the US Open in order to make sure that his body was in the best possible condition for The Open Championship, but he didn’t look great when we saw him a couple of months ago at the PGA Championship either.