Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Honda Classic grind 'like playing a British Open', says Woods

Honda Classic grind 'like playing a British Open', says Woods

Only birds got away with a chirp during a backswing. Better off the tee. But with increasing emphasis on creating party zones at major tournaments, such as on the Bear Trap holes at the Honda Classic, PGA galleries are taking on the timbre of the National Football League and NASCAR.

Woods was at his best in 2000 when he won nine times on the PGA Tour, the final three majors of the year (he tied for fifth in the Masters) and won five tournaments by five shots or more. While he was back in his own bed last Saturday after missing the cut by four shots in last week's Genesis Open north of Los Angeles, his latest test, however disappointing, wasn't a total washout. "Look for those signs that say 'public welcome.' They are phenomenal places to watch golf and take in the Honda Classic", said Executive Director Ken Kennerly.

So, yeah, McIlroy won't have to deal with Tiger-mania, but he would be wise to buckle up and cover his ears when he enters the Bear Trap.

So, who should you be targeting this week?

"You don't have to win a tournament [before the Masters]", said McIlroy. And also this: He was 11 among the early starters in strokes gained-tee to green, which measures a player's all-around ball-striking. "I'm starting to really get a feel for scoring again and scoring in tournaments, and today was a day I'm very proud of because I missed the ball in the correct spots". It was playing into a strong wind during Tuesday's practice round. I know most of the guys have been playing tournament golf a lot more than I have.

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Nick Faldo once said that when he helped Woods into the green jacket at the 1997 Masters, he thought at the time it might be the only major Woods could win because Augusta National creates a buffer zone - no press, no photographer, practically nobody inside the ropes except players and caddies. "The actual spectator stand is literally on top of the tee box". He hasn't played this well since 2016, the last time he won a tournament. Garcia and Horschel are both playing this week. One, the wind was blowing pretty hard.

But the 28-year-old Northern Irishman, who won the 2012 Honda Classic, isn't concerned about his drought.

But Kennerly makes it clear that the emphasis will continue to be on entertainment and amenities. "So they are copying what we do and it's working for them..." At the end of the day we're in the entertainment space, we're not just in the golf space. You certainly wouldn't see the average age being as young as it is. (AP) - He is the only two-time victor on the PGA Tour this season. "But he certainly has it now", Harrington said.

As an added benefit, each honoree has the ability to purchase up to two discounted guest tickets per day at $20 per person, valued at $250. "I don't mind the loud crowds".

"But I don't think it's necessary, but obviously if you do win one, it makes you feel a little better about yourself going there. It just needs to be managed in the right way".

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