Friday 22 September 2017

James Lawton: Can a reborn Tiger Woods whip this British Open course into submission one more time?

Tiger Woods takes a club from his caddie Joe LaCava on the 13th tee during a practice round. Photo: Reuters
Tiger Woods takes a club from his caddie Joe LaCava on the 13th tee during a practice round. Photo: Reuters

IT is four years and counting, hard, now since the Tiger, the improbable favourite of this British Open, last won down the coast in Hoylake in 2006, whipped a great golf course into submission. But you wouldn't have thought so here yesterday.



You wouldn't have thought this was a man still running beneath his own long shadow.



Maybe it is his sense that a truce has been called on the Doomsday speculation about the scale of personal disintegration signalled by his collision with a fire hydrant two and a half years ago.

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