Tiger Woods, felt high and mighty after his big win on Sunday, but his power hour was short lived. Woods finished with one-over-par score of 71 at the Grenbrier’s Old White TPC course on Thursday.
This was Wood’s first appearance at the Greenbrier Classic, and it did not go over easy for ol’ Tiger. His moments of defeat included driving into a hazard that led to a double-bogey, needing 31 putts, and failing three times to get up and down for pars. Woods explained his opening round as ‘frustrating’ and chalked up his wonky playing to, ‘I was just a little off today.’
While Woods did comment on his playing, he did not do enough to exaggerate the fact that he had never played Greenbrier before – and all his wins this year had come about at courses he had extensively played before including Congressional, Bay Hill and Muirfeld Village.
"I didn't have the speed of these greens at all. The last three tournaments (Memorial, U.S. Open, AT&T National), I played greens that were awfully quick and had a lot of swing at the end because of how fast they are. I missed every single putt high today. I never hit one that missed on the low side. I was giving too much break and didn't work out.''
Woods was tied for 88th entering the second round. "I just didn't make the adjustments,'' said Woods, "It was a course you could tear apart today. You get the ball in the fairway here, you're going to have a 9-iron on down and you can attack this golf course. I think most of the scores will probably be at least 2-under par or better, and most of the guys can be pretty aggressive here.''
Woods has a lot at stake going into the second round. He is going to have to figure out this unique course quick if he hopes to secure his fourth win this year.
Woods is set to tee off this Friday at 1:20pm.