Friday, July 31, 2009

Tiger talking

So I'm in the interview room at the Buick Open, watching Tiger Woods, chatting, smiling and just appearing in a lot better mood than he was after Thursday's miserable first-round performance.

Today, he shot a very nice 9-under to go 10-under for the tournament. And at this moment, he's in a tie for third, just three strokes back.

During the question-and-answer session of the post-round interview, a reporter asked Tiger about two putts that he barely missed. One was on No. 1 for an eagle, and the other was on No. 3, which would have been for birdie.

Tiger dismissed the putt at No. 3, saying that he missed his mark on No. 3 and that "it really probably shouldn't have gone in."

But the eagle attempt on the first hole?

"1 was a good putt," he said with his head tilted and that Tiger smile, like, "Yeah, it should have gone in."

Of course, had he not shot 9-under today, perhaps he wouldn't have been smiling so much.

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