It’s that man Tiger again

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Moving day wasn’t good for Saturday’s leading movers in three of the weekend’s biggest professional tournaments. None of the overnight leaders came in on Sunday.
At the star-studded Wachovia Championship South African Rory Sabbatini slipped back into joint third place with a closing 74 and had to watch Tiger Woods, not playing especially well, but putting superbly, post a 69 and grab the million dollar first prize.
In Milan another South African, Andrew McLardy, who also led when he teed off in the final round, in his case in the rain-reduced 54-hole Italian Open, eventually finished in joint 7th place after he also came unstuck on the final stretch.
So too did Stephanie Louden, Nicole Castrale, Karin Sjodin and Reilley Rankin, the overnight leaders at in the LPGA Tour event at Broken Arrow where Mi Kyan Kim stormed past all of them on the final day.
Except for Tiger Woods, it’s amazing how long and far off from victory the final 18 holes are to most third round leaders.
On so many occasions they seem to find the pressure too much and lose momentum.
Not the Tiger. He, in fact, thrives on it.
The man’s prodigious winning culture, perhaps embedded by his father, is what has, perhaps more than anything else, made him the great champion that he is.
I’m sure you’ll agree.
Neville Leck, Editor