- The Washington Times - Monday, April 9, 2007

Tiger Woods did the two most athletic things the Rover has seen on a golf course this week. On Friday at the 13th tee, he impossibly checked his motion at the midpoint of his downswing down when he was distracted by a bird, pulling out of his move nanoseconds before impact.

Sunday, he stunned galleries again after blocking his drive at the 11th into some pine straw less than two feet behind a small pine. Knowing he couldn’t afford to punch out and fully aware he was going to snap his 5-iron on the follow through, Woods committed to the jarring and potentially dangerous shot and lasered the 5-iron just short of the green en route to saving par.

No other player in the game could have or would have attempted either muscular ballet. Woods didn’t win, but he always amazes.

The Rover is going to the driving range. Cheers until Oakmont.

Barker Davis

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