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Woods Wary of Sluggish Oak Hill Greens
With just under a week to go until the PGA Championship at Oak Hill, world number one Tiger Woods has expressed his concerns about the host course.
Woods has already indulged in some practice time out on the host track, but hardly needed a nudge in coming forth with his worries about the sluggish greens.
Woods said: "The greens are spotty, and it'll be interesting to see what they do because they were running just under nine on the Stimp.
They don't have much thatch to them, so it'll be interesting to see what they do for the tournament and how much they're able to speed them up with kind of a lack of grass."
Tiger’s concerns have come to light as he prepares for a crack at that elusive 15th major title by attempting to tear the field apart at this week’s WGC event in Ohio.
Woods’ recent showing at Muirfield reminded everyone of his potent threat in major championship golf, but once again he failed to capitalise on a good position.
Reflecting on Muirfield though, Woods said: "There were so many positives, how well I hit it and how well I played. Looking back on it, as I was saying on Sunday night [at Muirfield] with you guys, the only difference is I just didn't get the feel of those greens the last few days, and I didn't make the adjustments.”
If Woods does, on this occasion, get to grips quickly with the state of the greens on offer at Oak Hill then surely he’ll be there or thereabouts come a week Sunday.
Surely he’ll cash in soon if he keeps putting himself in position.