Even Woods' future results are totally unpredictable
Who says that Tiger Woods guy always gets it done down the stretch? Making the turn during the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday, Woods surmised that he needed to shoot a 7-under 30 on the back nine in order to force a playoff. Instead, he simply carded a 31 coming in -- 1 shot clear of the field, but 1 shot off his desired score.Ha. Shows how much he knows. Of course, that prediction was about the only thing Tiger did wrong for the second week in a row. The victory fueled even more speculation that Woods could be headed toward a historic season. Based on a few other recent events, it's led the Weekly 18 to begin with an idea about how unpredictably predictable his season could be. Doesn't make sense? Well, just keep reading.
|Tiger Woods, past five tournaments|
|Tournament||Strokes under par||Result|
|Dubai Desert Classic||14||Win|
|Target World Challenge
- "I have had it on my mind since last night. You put the Internet on and it's THE [golf] story. The story is also I couldn't get my word [of reply] in before everyone else. I have to try and explain the situation of how it was actually said, as opposed to how it has been written.
The question was asked, where do I see myself and could I get to No. 1 in the world. My answer to that question was, 'As long as Tiger Woods is playing golf, I can't get to No. 1 in the world and nor can many other players. And quite frankly, if I do fulfill my potential, I do believe the gap between me and second is achievable, so therefore I do have a chance of getting second in the world if I work hard and fulfill my potential.'
Therefore, the comment was, 'It would be a dream to sit back one day and look at the world rankings and see it say, Tiger Woods and then me.'
Well, if you shorten that phrase down, 'Tiger Woods and then me,' you get what you've got in the paper today, or the magazine."
-- Sergio Garcia, sarcastically responding to a reporter when told Woods was atop the Dubai leaderboard on Thursday.
Jason Sobel is ESPN.com's golf editor. He can be reached at Jason.Sobel@espn3.com.