WOODS WANTS CARNOUSTIE TAMED

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Tiger Woods expects to see a fairer Carnoustie when he starts his bid for a third successive Open title on Thursday week.

Tiger Woods expects to see a fairer Carnoustie when he starts his bid for a third successive Open title on Thursday week.
“I think they probably learned a lesson,” said the world number one when asked about the Open after his second-round 66 in the AT&T National at Congressional in Maryland.
Woods finished seventh on the Scottish links in 1999, but was 10 over par.
“It was hard. It was really hard. I’ve never played a golf course as hard as that golf course was set up – and as unfair as it was set up as well.
“I remember number six, stepping off the fairway nine yards wide in a lay-up area. That’s not a real big lay-up area when you have to hit a four iron.
“I think it’s a great golf course. I played two Scottish Opens there (1995 and 1996) and I thought it was one of the best golf courses I’ve ever played.
“Lo and behold, we come back in 99 and it was not that way any more.”
The biggest concern Woods has, as always, is whether the conditions conspire against him.
“The British Open is the only tournament where it’s hit or miss on the tee times.
“I mean, you can get the good side or bad side. There’s usually a distinct side. If you play well sometimes it may not be good enough because you just may get the wrong side of the draw.”
Woods was also questioned on any experiences he has had when the Claret Jug has been in his possession.
“Honestly, because of the consumption I really can’t remember,” he replied.

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