Tiger Woods is playing like Tiger Woods again...the good Tiger Woods
The Chevron World Challenge isn't one of those tournaments that gives its champions a priceless green jacket that clashes with everything, a handy silver jug for claret or anything else particularly valuable. And it isn't going to nudge a guy off the 14 major golf championships he's been stuck on for a while.
Nonetheless, Tiger Woods is playing well and he's done something he's struggled to do throughout 2010 -- string together multiple holes and rounds on which he's played well. He shot a 66 in the tournament he hosts in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Friday for a four-shot lead (at 13-under 131) over Graeme McDowell. A year ago, he had to drop out of his tournament because of injuries sustained in that Thanksgiving incident. He hasn't won a tournament in 13 months and has been reworking his game, as well as making rather well-publicized changes in his personal life.
"It feels good. I've been here before," Woods said afterward with a smile, "so it's not a strange feeling. [Saturday], it's the same game plan, just to out there and plod my way along and take care of the par-5s."
66 today. Maybe it's the shirt? http://yfrog.com/5cdjr0j
Clearly, he also seems to be on Twitter. Earlier this week, he was on a roll, answering questions before a press conference (it's his official account; if he's hired someone to answer for him, he should fire that person for the goatee tweet/shot):
@tigerwoods: Lakers, Dodgers, Raiders RT: @jmandel2 Favorite team to root for (besides Stanford)?
@tigerwoods: EVERYTHING. RT: @Michael_Necci What part of your game are looking forward to in 2011?
@tigerwoods: No movie compares to Caddyshack. RT: @MrCree2 Coming to America or Hangover?
tigerwoods:">@tigerwoods: Basketball. RT: @WeberN @TigerWoods if you could play any other sport, what would it be?
@tigerwoods: I can barely grow a goatee. RT: @PeytonD @TigerWoods can you rock a full beard or only the goatee?
@tigerwoods: Stanford in the National Championship Game RT: @Michelleannette so what does the man who can buy anything want for Christmas
@tigerwoods: More majors than the other. RT: @FMinorLP U and Roger Federer are competing to see who wins the most majors, what does the winner get?
@tigerwoods: Single digit handicap with a nasty hook. RT: @billyfennelly I know that you have caddied for Stevie before, how good of a golfer is he?
@tigerwoods: St. Andrews. RT: @Justin_PRGuy @TigerWoods what's your favorite course and why?
@tigerwoods: Thanks brother RT: @Squidbaittw I'm a retired Special Ops Guy like your dad. I got divorced and it was tough as hell. I have faith in you!
@tigerwoods: Read RT: @davejemm Cant believe TW is on Twitter! The fact that you may read this Tiger fills me with excitement ! Absolutely love you man !
@tigerwoods: Go pioneers! RT: @DjKillerDistro show Orange County some love! Ima Western High School Alumni too!
@tigerwoods: The board room tweeting you RT: GoogleJason The only reason I'm back on twitter is to see what Tiger has to say...where you at @tigerwoods?
@tigerwoods: As Al Davis said "Just win baby" RT: @mwheeler22 @TigerWoods ..yo tiger, what are your 2011 goals on the PGA tour?
@tigerwoods: During round I eat peanut&banana sandwich & almonds RT: @macrod01 Hey -- What's the best pre-round meal and "in the bag" snacks/food? Thnx.
| December 4, 2010; 6:17 AM ET
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