Sunday, June 17, 2012

Woods was No Match for Furyk

Jim Furyk has played excellent golf this week and he really doesn't seem to have a problem playing at Olympic. He may have missed a few putts here and there and he didn't seem to hit a whole lot of fairways today, but that didn't stop him from being the only golfer to have all 3 rounds at par or better. Furyk will be playing with another former U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell. I really hope Furyk, a close favorite to Poulter, has what it takes to stroll through a final round at Olympic. He hasn't played well in the 2011 season after his dominant season and FedEx Cup win in 2010. Furyk has been close this season, but hasn't been able to close. McDowell played a great round under par today. He birdied the 18th which brought him to a tie with Furyk at 1st place.

Tiger Woods Struggled today. He only had 1 birdie and really struggled to make putts. Most of his troubles came on the opening holes, which is key to winning this tournament. If you mess up on those holes, then you need to make up for it later in the round. Woods did not and added 2 more bogeys to his score on the back 9. Even with the bad round, Woods still didn't play himself out of contention since anything could happen.

There are tons of golfers at +2 (Colsaerts, Adams, Westwood, and Ernies Els who eagled to bring him here), and +3 (Hossler, Dufner, and Simpson to name a few). Most of these people actually shot under par for their round, with the lowest being a 67 from Lee Westwood.

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