OPEN AND SHUT CASE FOR TIGER; Woods Is a Great Bet - Even at 3-1

The Mirror (London, England), July 9, 2005 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

OPEN AND SHUT CASE FOR TIGER; Woods Is a Great Bet - Even at 3-1


AFTER two successive 750-1 winners, punters could be forgiven for giving next week's Open a wide berth.

If Ben Curtis can win at Sandwich and Todd Hamilton at Royal Troon before both returning to anonymity, surely anyone can lift the Claret Jug at St Andrews.

Not true. There's only one man who can triumph next Sunday ...Tiger Woods.

He was 5-1 a month ago. Today he is 3-1. By next Thursday, at first tee-off, he will be no longer than 2-1.

Woods is the Pete Sampras of golf. Like Sampras at his peak, he no longer bothers with the weekly tournaments that make up the US Tour.

All that matters are the Slams, the four Majors which once Woods dominated and which, but for a super-show from Michael Campbell in last month's US Open, he would be on the verge of dominating again.

Winner at the US Masters and unlucky runner-up at the US Open, Woods has the Claret Jug at his mercy.

The last time the Open was held at St Andrews the runaway winner was Woods - by EIGHT shots.

The generous fairways mean that errant drives are not punished - if Woods was designing a course best suited to giving him a first-rate chance of winning a Major, St Andrews would be it.

But is 3-1 a fair price about a player still to convince everyone that he's back to his best?

Yes it is, mainly because his chief rivals have all-too-obvious flaws right now.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

OPEN AND SHUT CASE FOR TIGER; Woods Is a Great Bet - Even at 3-1
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?