A week ahead for Tiger Woods
Posted in the Deer Harbor Forum
Since: Oct 12
#1 Dec 29, 2012
The no-cut event in Kuala Lumpur is a third-year tournament. Woods and Jason Dufner are the only top-10 players in the world entered. Just eight of the top 50 in the world are participating, including defending champion Bo Van Pelt, who is coming off a victory in Australia.
The field is derived mostly from the final 2012 FedEx Cup points list, with 10 spots reserved for some of the top finishers on the Asian Tour's order of merit.
Because it's not an official event on the PGA Tour, its place in history is lacking since Woods can't add to his 74 career PGA Tour wins even with a victory with his discount golf clubs. He's played plenty of golf of late, through the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Ryder Cup and an exhibition in Turkey -- so it's not as if we're curious to see where his game rates at this point.
After an exhibition on Monday in China with world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, Woods will not play again until his World Challenge event that starts Nov. 29. Once that tournament concludes, he is likely to take another lengthy break. Unless he surprises and decides to play the PGA Tour's season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii, Woods won't tee it up again until the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship the third week of January.
All of which leaves this week lacking in context for Woods. There's been no real downtime throughout the golf season, no chance for Woods to take a break and assess. And yet it appears too early to begin focusing on next year, when Woods clearly will want to address some deficiencies in his game with the golf clubs for sale online.
We have an offseason practice schedule, and some of the details we want to work on, but now is not the time because we don't have the time for that. So we're just going to continue doing the same things that we've worked on basically all summer long and just try and get more proficient at it through these next two events.
"We do have an offseason program in which we want to do some work and how we want to do it, and then I'll start really focusing on next year and my preparation and lead-up to Augusta.''
In a way, this is a good thing for Woods. The never-ending referendums on his game and his swing with his scotty cameron putter, through each round of every tournament, can be put on hold. Unless he finishes last or shoots in the 80s, what happens this week, what happens a month from now at the World Challenge, are really of little consequence in the big picture.
A year ago, when he played at the Frys.com Open, it was his first tournament in more than six weeks because he failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. His performance in Australia at the Australian Open and Presidents Cup was an indication that his game was coming around. His December 2011 win at the World Challenge was his first, anywhere, in more than two years.
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