For PGA Championship Tiger Woods possibly plotting a putter change in the of time

Tiger Woods seems set to make an uncommon putter switch on Thursday when the PGA Championship starts at TPC Harding Park.

Woods has been rehearsing this week with an alternate variant of the Scotty Cameron Newport II putter he has utilized for a larger part of his vocation, one that permits him to change the weighting; it likewise is longer.

Steve Stricker, who throughout the years has given Woods help with his putting, played a nine-opening practice round with Woods at Harding Park on Wednesday and enjoyed what he saw.

“I asked him about the putter switch,” said Stricker, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain who assisted Woods at the Presidents Cup last year. “It’s basically the same putter with a bit more flexibility. He’s able to change the weights around a little bit, but the length is the difference.”

“He’s got a little more length on there, and that’s just so he can practice a little bit more without back pain. That’s what excites him the most is that he was able to put in a lot of time with this putter, and watching him putt, it looked exactly the same to me. He rolled the ball great.”

Woods showed up at Harding Park on Sunday and played a 18-opening practice round. He played nine holes Monday, rehearsed on the range and putting green on Tuesday and played another nine holes Wednesday. In the wake of playing, he returned to the putting green for more work.

The Scotty Cameron model Woods has utilized for most of his profession has its very own touch amazing status. He originally put it in play before the 1999 Byron Nelson Classic and utilized it for over 11 years. During that stretch, he won 13 significant titles.

In 2010, Woods changed to a Nike brand putter for a period, and when he came back to activity following his fourth back medical procedure in 2018, he utilized two diverse TaylorMade model putters before exchanging back to the Cameron. Woods won the Tour Championship, the Masters and the Zozo Championship with the first Cameron. He has won roughly $94 million in prize cash utilizing that putter.

The Cameron he’s had such a great amount of progress with has given some mileage. It has various scratches and dings, yet the weighting is on the rear of the cutting edge; the more current form that checking is on the facade of the putter.

Throughout the years, Woods has tried different things with other Cameron putters and had the one he is relied upon to use on Thursday in his sack the previous summer at The Open at Royal Portrush. Be that as it may, he chose not to utilize it during the competition, where he missed the cut.

Woods said following his 40th-place tie at the Memorial Tournament three weeks prior that he didn’t adjust well to having more break in the greens. He was 56th in the field in strokes picked up putting and had a few issues with short putts.

At Harding Park, Woods has invested a decent piece of energy into slack putting, a significant factor at a significant title, where hitting it close is to a greater extent a test.

“I expect good things from him if he can keep his body playable,” said Stricker, noting the back stiffness issues that Woods faces in even the best of times.

“With this weather, it’s a challenge. It’s cool, it’s damp, and so I imagine that will probably be the biggest challenge for him this week is to be able to feel like his body is 100 percent and give it a rip.”


Justin Thomas tops late U.S. rally on Day 2 : 2019 Presidents Cup results, scores, standings

Thomas took care of chief Tiger Woods for his Day 1 heroics with a solid completion at Royal Melbourne

Day 2 of the 2019 Presidents Cup was a flat out thrill ride. For the majority of the session, it looked as though the International group would verge on clearing the Americans and take something like a persuading seven-or important lead going into Day 3. The defeat was almost on. Almost.

With around an hour and a half left in the day, there were five International banners on the board and none for the Americans. Be that as it may, at that point Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas shut hard (more on that underneath), Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland ripped at back ,and Patrick Cantlay hit a massive putt to get the U.S. inside striking separation going into the eight matches on Friday on Day 3.

Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar were in the primary matching out, and they were the first to fall. Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen played fine – best swinging team in the occasion – however on four of the six gaps they won, the U.S. side made intruder. In the wake of driving for the initial eight gaps of the match, D.J. what’s more, Kuchar some way or another figured out how to lose 3&2 and didn’t see the seventeenth opening.

“With the golf course the way it is, pars are good,” Oosthuizen told Golf Channel. “You don’t really have to do a lot more.”

That lets people know all that people have to think about this match.

Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson got sanctified through water next as Father Abraham made some (more) birdies. Six on the whole, to be definite, which is an insane number for substitute shot play. The large dramatization here came at the eleventh opening – which the groups split with birdies – when Reed at long last snapped on the Australian fans.

They’d been provoking their all through the initial two days for their crude punishment at the Hero World Challenge a week ago when they moved some sand around in a fortification. To insult (?) them, they counterfeit burrowed an opening, which served as the one their group was in at the time. The entire thing was peculiar and not the best look. Particularly after a 3&2 misfortune.

At long last, the U.S. put its subsequent full purpose of the week on the board when Patrick Cantlay made a birdie at the last which gave their and Xander Schauffele a 1UP success over Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann. They were one of just two pairings to lead their match yesterday, yet their vitality through the initial two days hasn’t been very noteworthy. In any case, they made four major birdies throughout the last 10 openings to invert the energy and burrow the U.S. in any event a tad out of the opening they were in for 24 straight hours. They knew it, as well.

“Ours was a hard-fought match today,” said Cantlay. “We needed to flip the script a little bit.”

Following Cantlay’s putt, Thomas gave the snapshot of the occasion to this point from a similar spot. Subsequent to going to and fro with Ben An and Hideki Matsuyama, Woods and Thomas got everything square with a birdie on No. 13. The groups made four straight 4s preceding Thomas did this at the last gap.

“I’m speechless,” said Thomas. “I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of big putts and made a lot of big shots, but to do it with my captain and an unbelievable teammate to win the match and hopefully change the tide of this Presidents Cup was awesome.”

“Gives me absolute chills, man,” Tiger reacted.

Behind them, Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland birdied three of their last four to flip a match in which they trailed for the initial 16 openings. They couldn’t exactly get the full point, yet it was as large a half-point as you can acquire on the second day of a four-day rivalry.

So now people go to Day 3 with the U.S. riding the feeling of their best player (Thomas) and their best player this week (Tiger Woods). They’ll have to at the very least not lose any more ground before the 12 singles coordinates on Sunday.

Furthermore, if both of those days are in any way similar to the most recent hour-in addition to on Day 2, the remainder of the occasion will be totally enormous.