Sunday, no longer fundays recently for Woods

Sundays use to be when Tiger Woods was at his best. He thrived on the competition and on the PGA Tour's biggest stage during final rounds.

No matter if he was the leader heading into a final round, or whether he was charging from behind. Sundays, were his day.

Nowadays, it seems Sundays are Woods' worst enemy and day for golf.

Am I saying that Woods is done? Absolutely not.

Am I saying Woods is not improving on his swing under new(er) coach Sean Foley? Absolutely not.

The fact is, recent showings on Sundays for Woods have been, well -- Less than stellar.

He was unable to close the deal last Sunday in Abu Dhabi, when he went into the final round tied for the lead with Robert Rock.

Woods carded an even par round on that Sunday, to ultimately finish in third place.

At the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Woods once again was near the lead heading into the final round of an event.

He had been showing flashes of brilliance, we had not seen from him in some time.

Woods hit 72-percent of his greens in round one. 89-percent in round two and 78-percent in round three.

On Sunday, 50-percent.

Many will point to his putter as the fault for his lack of closing tournaments out recently.

This past week, Woods took 29, 33, 27 and 31 putter per round on the Monterey Peninsula. Missing several putts under five feet, that would normally be routine for the 14-time major champion.

Something is definitely different with Woods on Sundays now. But what could it be?

Could it be the flat stick? Should he go back to the Scotty Cameron he won 14 majors with?


One thing is certain recently with Tiger Woods. His Sunday demeanor has changed.

Could it be mental? Of course.

Negative thoughts breed negative outcomes and Woods has had his fair share of negative outcomes on Sundays recently.

From Thursday to Saturday his swing, his tempo, his game. All seem to be there.

Come Sunday, it is a different game. Seemingly a different person than the Woods we are use to seeing.

Will the Woods of old resurface on a Sunday?

Of course, only he and time will let us know that.

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