I watched Tiger Woods play the first four holes of his Wednesday morning pro-am. He hit two of three fairways, one of four greens, lipped out for birdie on two, and made a bogey on three.
On the fourth hole, Tiger was surprised when his approach took a huge first bounce, and rolled off the back of the green. The course is lush, but the lack of rain in Southern California has allowed the greens to firm up more than usual.
Despite his poor start, Tiger struck the ball well. He has won the Farmers seven times, so one would expect his game will be ready when the tournament begins tomorrow morning.
Stay tuned for a post about Tiger’s press conference.
On the range, I spoke with Richard Massey of Boccieri Golf, makers of the Secret Grip.
The Secret Grip is a back-weighted grip that allows the player to make a smoother transition at the top. Check out their website for a full list of benefits.
Massey said Jack Nicklaus back-weighted his grips throughout his career, and he endorses the Secret Grip. If Nicklaus is a believer, then it must be a good product.