Mike Weir one-ups Tiger Woods; U.S. still wins

mulligan, 30 September 2007, Comments Off on Mike Weir one-ups Tiger Woods; U.S. still wins
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Mike Weir, a captain’s pick this week for Gary Player, won the most points for the International team. Weir, playing before his fellow citizens in Canada, drew the most difficult singles match today: Tiger Woods.

Weir, though, jumped to a commanding 3-up lead over Tiger Woods by the 6th hole. He had a 5-footer on the 10th hole to go 4-up, but missed. Uh-oh. Tiger then made his patented match-play charge, winning 4 of the next 5 holes to go 1-up for the first time in the match. It had an eery resemblance to Tiger’s come-from-behind-victory over Steve Scott after being 5 down.

But give credit to Weir. The guy sunk a clutch birdie putt on the 17th hole to go even. He piped his drive (flirting with water) on 18. And then Johnny Miller basically predicted what would happen next, saying that he doubted Tiger could hit the ball into the tight fairway on 18 (because Tiger hadn’t played 18 all week and it’s so tight). Miller said Tiger only had a 50/50 chance of making the fairway. Sure enough, Tiger lined his drive straight into the water. Ouch. Closest thing to a choke from Tiger. Mike Weir, though, played better than Tiger all day and deserved the win.


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