Tiger Woods announced yesterday via his web site that he will be playing in the Frys.com fall series event in San Martin, California. It has been quite a long time since Tiger has played in a fall series event and there are many circulating theories as to why he chose to play this event which is in the first week of October.
"I always enjoy competing in my home state, and this tournament fits my schedule perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends. John Fry and his company have supported the tour, and I've heard good things about the event and the golf course. One of my goals this year was to participate in a tournament I hadn't played before, and now, I will." ~Tiger Woods
One theory is that Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples influenced Tiger to play in order to get his reps up and work on his game in preparation for the upcoming Cup.
Another theory is that it was simply convenient for Tiger, as he will be in the area anyway around the time of a big Stanford football game. Tiger attended Stanford.
Personally, I'm thinking Tiger just needs more "under the gun" experience right now to work on his new swing and new adjustments following the knee problems. The Frys event is simply the most convenient event to do so.
Rocco Disgusted In Tiger's Swing?
Strong words from the normally jovial Rocco Mediate about the state of Tiger's game.
"I love the way he plays, but I'm disgusted with what's going on with him because it's sad for our game. A lot of guys are happy Tiger isn't playing well. I'm not.
The physical motion is wrong. To get that stress off his body is a piece of cake -- the guys working with him just don't know. Sean (Foley) knows some stuff, but what's going on with Tiger is not correct. That's why he keeps breaking and that's why the ball keeps going sideways." ~Rocco Mediate
Wow. Quite interesting. And when the Frys tournament is played I'm guessing that Tiger and Rocco will have a couple of days to discuss what Rocco said. I'd anticipate these two would be paired together for the first two days as a rematch of the fantastic U.S. Open playoff at Torrey Pines in 2008.