For the first time in too many months, Tiger Woods saw his name at the top of the leaderboard. This happened Friday in the Australian Open as he walked off the course with a one-shot lead.
The last time when Woods led an event was in the third round of the Chevron World Challenge last year so some golfers are not used to seeing Woods lead the field. Woods felt very confident and though he shot a 5-under 67, he said that he could have fired an 8 or 9 under.
However, there are some golfers like Australian Robert Allenby who played with Woods many time in different golf tournament who still remember Woods being on top of the golf standings. Allenby said that it was Tiger at his best and if he kept playing that way, he would win the Australian Open for sure.
But Tiger Woods’ excellent performance does not mean that other competitors are going to let the American have an easy victory.
Lakes member Peter O’Malley who has a history of outplaying Woods in the opening round of the Match Play Championship in 2002 fired two birdies on the last two holes for a 66.
In the meantime, Australian Jason Day who played alongside Woods carded a 68 and finished two shots behind him.