The 2010 British Open Live Updates @Online Sportsbook: The 2010 British Open is set to begin at St. Andrews later this week and while Tiger Woods has been struggling this year, he’s still the odds-on favorite at +550.
Tiger hasn’t done that badly at majors this year finishing fourth in both the U.S. Open and The Masters but you know that he wants to take first-overall.
He will be changing things up going in, however, as he will be using a new putter for the first time since 1999 — he will use a new Nike model.
“Steve (Williams, Tiger’s caddy) and I have been talking about it for years and when I was working with Butch (Harmon) and Hank (Haney) I’ve always struggled on slow greens,” Woods told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi.
“I’ve always struggled to hit the ball hard enough and this putter comes off faster; it definitely rolls the ball better and faster.”
“I haven’t had to make as big an adjustment with my speed as I have in the past,” he said.
But there are more distractions in Scotland.
During a media session, the rabid British media grilled Woods about his marital problems and how he hasn’t been a kinder, gentler Tiger like he said he would and Woods gave his usual canned responses.
Will a new putter help him win and will the British media affect his game?
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