Golf tournament without spectators: Tiger without a roar

Tiger Woods will be participating this Thursday at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio (Oh) for the first time in five months back at a tournament a

Golf tournament without spectators: Tiger without a roar

Tiger Woods will be participating this Thursday at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio (Oh) for the first time in five months back at a tournament and it is a whole new experience. "During my entire career, was accompanied practically since my Amateur time, I on each round of screaming Fans, always camera crews and media people were all around me. It feels quite different when you can feel the energy of the masses,“ said the 44-year-old Californian, after a practice round prior to the start of the Memorial Tournaments, the same as the first five after the Corona-forced break and all of the remaining tournaments of the 2019/2020 season on the PGA Tour without an audience needs to be held.

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test "It is the enthusiasm of the Fans is missing. The guys say that it is a very different, peaceful world,“ said Woods. He must waive the Cheering of the Fans that drew in the masses like no other. If the long-standing industry leader was the victory that was celebrated every Birdie, every rescued Par, Yes, each successful strike of his followers with a loud hoot. This Roar of the tiger irritated the players, intimidated often, the competition and served the crowd favorite as an additional drive.

Now, Woods will have to do without all of that – and in the case of a tournament with an elite field of 133 pros. Never in the history of the PGA Tour, had gathered for a regular event, such a class field. Nine of the Top Ten in the world rankings at the Start. Woods, the is slipped through the long break in 14th place in the pecking order, goes on Thursday and Friday, together with the Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy and his fellow American Brooks Koepka, the winner of the last two US Open and PGA Championships, as one of the four so-called "featured groups" on the round. Every stroke of the "featured groups" will be transmitted on the dedicated Streaming channels. Then it will show whether Woods can really keep up with the world-class.

In his last appearance in early February at the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades (California) had a Woods limited visibly, physically. "It was cold, my back was stiff. I had no racket head speed and couldn't hit the Ball far,“ said Woods on his last appearance. Then he took among the players who survived the Cut, the last place.

Woods and of the "beefcake"

The long Pause has used Woods to be fit again. In Ohio it is this time of year, hot on Wednesday, it was 33 degrees, and Woods has achieved, as he calls it, again, "tournament speed". He can at least match the tee length with the young stars. In the case of a practice round with his 17 years younger buddy Justin Thomas, his tee shots landed just a few feet behind those of the world ranking list to third parties.

Woods has not used the long break only to be fit again, he cared deeply about its children. He played many rounds of Golf with his eleven-year-old son, Charlie. "He is now very excited, understands how to play. He's asking me the right questions. It is super fun and easy to play with him. It reminds me of how I used to be with my father on the road,“ said Woods. Still, he wins against the Filius, with his agility, the father a little envious. In spite of limitations after four back surgeries Woods does not feel fit again and for how long. With Charlie and his 13-year-old daughter, Sam Alexis, he played on the tennis court of his estate in Jupiter (Florida) eager Tennis. "Finally I can storm back to power," said Woods, his improvement on the Court.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 08:19

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