Tiger Woods trails by six after putting woes at Quail Hollow

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Tiger Woods trails by six after putting woes at Quail Hollow

In the end, he wasn't even the leading European, with that honour going to Jon Rahm, of Spain. Still, this is a track that puts a premium on ball-striking and, most importantly, finding the fairway. "It suits me and it's always been one of my favorite tournaments, so I'm thrilled to be back".

This is a revamped course from the one he has won on the past, but the infamous "Green Mile" closing stretch remains the same, and he did manage to finish 22nd in the US PGA despite being badly hampered by the rib problem that blighted his 2017. The Aussie was right in contention to win his second major, only to fluff his lines on the final two holes, as he bogeyed the 17th then carded an eight on the last.

This week marks Woods' first time at Quail Hollow since he missed the cut in 2012. Quail Hollow features six holes in which players have a better than average chances to make eagle. Mickelson is 1st in strokes gained: putting (Bermuda) and is 1st on the entire Tour in putts per round this season. If he gets off to a good start it will be hard to bet against him. Tommy Fleetwood has come close to winning in the United States a couple of times and he is in a good place on and off the course. It's unlikely that its members enjoyed playing on the ramped up conditions, so expect the course to play closer to its historical Wells Fargo conditions than the 2017 PGA. The Englishman has no weaknesses.

Johnson's response to that was, "No, you didn't".

In other words, Fleetwood Is plenty long enough.

After the Masters, my irons were getting a little worn as it was, so it's good timing. And can you blame us? His method may not be pretty, but it works. Lucas Glover in 2011 is the only player to post all four rounds in the 60s at Quail Hollow since the tournament began in 2003. "I mean (Quail Hollow) is really long (7,554 yards)".

Much has been made about the big European nights being back at Anfield, but Klopp's men have been every bit as good on the road, scoring 18 times in five games, and Salah and Roberto Firmino could prove too much for the Roma rearguard again. We like for him to continue to use his hot putter and short game and contend on Sunday once again at Quail Hollow. Anyone who bets on these underdogs could hit it big.

Tiger Woods - along with his new irons - makes his first appearance at Quail Hollow since back in 2012 - when he missed the cut - while this is his first event since finishing in T32 at the Masters. This was the second major Phil had his brother, Tim, as his caddy after missing the cut at the Open Championship a few weeks before. He felt the grass on the greens had grown since earlier. He is a magnificent ball striker and has also proved that he has a wonderful touch on the greens. "I think I just was done with my amateur career, I just needed to play the Masters as an amateur, and then after I did it I feel like I was ready for being a pro".

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