Ranked first in the 2013 FedEx Cup standings with only one tournament remaining, Tiger Woods only needs to put together a few solid rounds to cap his season with his third FedEx Cup win (accompanied by the whopping $10 million prize). Woods, however, has been betrayed by his putter in the last two tournaments, finishing a disappointing 65th at the Deutsche Bank Championship and 11th at the BMW Championship (which isn’t terrible, obviously, but is certainly a letdown considering he was only four shots off the lead before the final round began).
Woods addressed his poor putting performance at the BMW Championship as he prepared for the upcoming tournament at East Lake:
I think I had somewhere in the neighborhood of either five to seven three-putts. It was not a very good putting week. You know, it was just one of those weeks where I just didn’t have it. Eliminate the simple mistakes on the greens, and I would have been all right. I would have been in there with a better chance. But I’m in good shape going into this week (Reuters).
Woods will be paired with Henrik Stenson, currently second in the FedEx Cup standings, for the opening around on Thursday.