©Reuters U.S. golf player Woods speaks throughout a press conference at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego
(Reuters) – The fans might be gone but the enjoyment is still there for Tiger Woods, who resumed his hunt for a record-breaking 83 rd PGA Tour win at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, on Thursday.
The 15- time significant winner enjoyed making his very first look on the tour because the coronavirus break out put much of the sports world on keep in March, ending up the day at one under par.
“I still felt the same eagerness, edginess, nerviness starting out, and it was good. It was a good feel. I haven’t felt this in a while,” stated Woods, who installed an astonishing profession return to win the Masters in 2019, his very first significant title in more than a years.
With fans not allowed at the competition to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, Woods acknowledged it was “new reality” for the gamers.
“There were still a lot of moving carts and a lot of media that were moving around, but the energy wasn’t the same without the fans,” he stated.
Woods began the day strong at Muirfield Village with birdies on the very first and 3rd, but windy conditions showed an obstacle as the 44- year-old knocked the rust off his video game.
“I was very pleased the way I drove it, my feel for my irons. I just didn’t quite hit the putts hard enough,” statedWoods “Most of my putts were dying, didn’t quite have enough oomph to it.”
On Friday Woods will work to capture up on leader Tony Finau, who was six-under at the end of the day, in a competition environment that bears little similarity to the majority of he’s seen prior to.
“I don’t have the marshaling and the crowds and people moving,” statedWoods “Certainly it’s a different feel, one that’s a new reality.”
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