Nov 26th, 2017
Tiger Woods is outdriving Dustin Johnson
Brad Faxon lets it slip...
Words: Tim Southwell Styling: GolfPunk
41 years old, numerous surgeries and a bunch of other crazy stuff we won't mention, yet Tiger Woods is threatening to defy the odds and actually prove to the world that he's still got it. And he intends to do something dramatic with it.
Brad Faxon was playing with Tiger, Woods, President Donald Trump and Dustin Johnson on Friday at Trump’s club in Jupiter, Florida. Speaking with Golfweek, Faxon revealed that the 14-time Major winner “looks great.”
“He was happy and, more than anything, he’s finally pain-free,” said Faxon. “The issues he had with the back the last couple of comebacks seem to be gone. He looked effortless, he looked free, he had some power.”
Just a couple of weeks ago Rickie Fowler said that Tiger was "hitting it way by me", and now Faxon has given further credence to such claims: “I was impressed with how far he hit the ball,” Faxon said.
“Probably on the 10 holes that they were both hitting driver, Tiger hit it past Dustin half the time and Dustin hit it past Tiger half the time. He looked great. I think more than anything, he looked at ease. He was not concerned about swinging hard and going at it with driver. The ball flight, the sound off the club, all of it was right there.”
So he's blasting it, that's great. But we all know the real deal in on and around the dancefloor. So?...
“On the very first hole he hit a pitch shot over a bunker that looked great,” Faxon said. “Hit some tough little pitch shots, tough chip shots and hit some close. Some to gimme’ distance.”
Bring it on. I'm keeping the faith. You guys?