Listen: Michael Collins, Greens, Tiger Woods discussed on WGR Programming
"Nine-birdies around. Trust me. That's a really nice way to play golf and finish up birdie and six last seven and Sommese Augusta National how you can go along play solid dolphin have nothing happened. Then once you start here you can start making birdies and bunches burning six to the last seven holes. What a way to finish. And and KEPCO what unbelievable solid performance fifteen greens. Didn't make a Bowie. Only player in the field that didn't make a bogey today. The most important things. Yes. He had a good warm of said the best thing is he absolutely got up in the first team. Just knocked to right down the middle of fairway. Very difficult driving hole in very difficult. If you don't hit a good drive. Absolutely kept coming time who missed last year's event with a wrist injury. Went on to. Win the US open in the PGA championship. He Jon Rahm on the subject of experience says they disgusted with VP plant. The more. You really understand the little nuances place has it's obviously beautiful golf course. And it's fun to play. But you really understand the positioning of where you need to be with pin locations at the pin locations here in a wins out of this direction. You know, you need to be there. I mean just trying to leave yourself. That's what you're trying to do. And you know, today, they're really good reason. Why people that have a lot of experience here. You know, they're forced to be reckoned with anything everything really in matters in most of the grains of the play. And in a lot of practice fell. You get really comfortable on the grains from being able to see the brakes and understanding learned really how was gonna move on the greens win. Apparently. Sometimes it doesn't move and Phil Mickelson as we mentioned shooting. A sixty seventy gets within one stroke of the lead north on his terrific opening day. I think that's really the secret right now for Phil. He's trying to hit the ball harder than you said it for years, he's been working on speed. And it's working if he can hit good drives on the par four are fives. And they really changes how you can play this golf course for these longer hitters. You can drive a wellness holes. This is a part sixty a golf course. Indeed. Now, meantime Poulter Ian Poulter in Dustin Johnson, two shots back while tiger is at minus two. To Tom Rinaldi on sports center with Mike leaves on a reaction to woods his first eighteen even though he had just walked off. The course Michael, and obviously was steeped in the present tense of having shot a two under seventy Tiger Woods was well aware of his history connected to that number. What is that history as he evoked himself three of the four times? He's won the green jacket. He opened with a two under seventy was only the last time with a seventy four and then found a way to battle back. Another thing that he's going to have to battle back from that. He did in the opening round. Was putts inside eight feet tiger missed three of those on the first nine he was able to button that up on the second night to build so momentum even though he slid farther down the leaderboard after he finished given how low the scoring was in the afternoon wave. He liked his position when he walked off. The course, and I'm sure he'll still like come Friday morning woods went off in the late morning court of the first under par round in a major. Him since the fourteen open championship. Ron Cyrus of the golf. Channel was on. Freddie and Fitz Simons Myron medcalf filling in with Freddie Coleman on Tigers round looking like tiger, perhaps civil around very much depend around tiger used to shoot when he was winning a bunch of majors. His MO used to be quick yourself in position on Thursday and Friday, put the hammer down on Saturday and take the lead. And then on Sunday was the greatest closer game. The first fourteen times he took the lead into Sunday. He converted all fourteen times. So this has that feeling of like, Wow, I've been here before this on that first day not playing his greatest Gulf. But doing exactly what he needs to do to be in position going into the weekend. We mentioned that leaderboard Michael Collins on I take on the subject of today's young guns in the game who don't sweat tiger. Like once upon a time. Time last year at the open championship. Tiger Woods was tied for the lead. Did he win? Did. He win the open championship. No, not only. Did he not win? He lost to a thirty five year old Italian dude that was playing right next to him and staring down now old Tiger Woods."