In an interview with the New York Post, Woods’ caddy Joe LaCava was rather dubious about his player’s fitness even though he thinks Tiger’s level of play is better than last year’s his return after his terrible car accident.
More than his ability to play golf, it is leg pain that is likely to dampen Tiger Woods‘ ambitions this week at the Masters. The Tiger is no longer the tournament favorite as it has been for two decades. During his press conference, Tiger did not retort that he came here to win, his usual answer to the question of his form before a Major.
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I don’t see him doing 27 holes in the same day!
In an interview with the NY Post, Joe LaCava confirmed that his participation in the Genesis Invitational in February had left the 47-year-old exhausted and that he had trouble imagining things going to improve this week.
“Obviously it affected him physically, but I think it also affected him mentally because he’s trying to abstract it out,” LaCava said. This is the first time I’ve seen him try so hard to block out the pain. » “He’s pretty beat up,” says LaCava, who doesn’t hesitate to say that if it wasn’t for Augusta, he probably wouldn’t be playing… He still has the power, the swing speed, the shots and the length but the injury is devastating.
In a cart, he would have his chance. » Words that will not reassure fans of Tiger Woods who still hope that he will be able to animate the tournament by being well placed on the leaderboard on Saturday evening before the last round.
Unless the threatening weather forecasts are confirmed, seriously risking compromising Woods’ chances a little more. “I don’t see him doing 27 holes in the same day! “Says the Woods caddy, who fears that the organizers will be forced to deal with the significant risk of thunderstorms.