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Tiger Woods Disappointing Opener: 2018 Northern Trust Tournament News

Posted by: Mike Davis
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Those who tuned in for the online golf betting action that the PGA Championship offered got to see Tiger Woods perform at his highest level. However, if you were expecting Woods to carry that momentum over into this week’s Northern Trust will be sorely disappointed. After watching Tiger perform at what many considered to be the best form of his career, many sports wagering fans were confident Woods would blast off into this week’s competition. That didn’t turn out to be the case however. Instead of taking an early lead in tournament play, we got a Tiger Woods disappointing opener. Let’s mulch over

The Northern Trust Tournament – Thursday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 26th

When: Tee Times commence ~7:00 am ET

Where: Ridgewood Championship Course, Paramus, New Jersey

TV: Golf Channel & CBS in the afternoons

Stream: Golf Channel Online, CBS Sports

Purse: $9,000,000

Course Length: 7,319 yards

Par: 71

Tournament play will resume this Friday, opening the door for online golf betting players to come in and sink their teeth into this eye-catching action. Furthermore, Tiger Woods will resume his play at around 1:00 pm ET. Golf sportsbook players should undoubtedly tune in to see if Woods can make up for his slow start. It’s still early in the tournament and if Woods can go back to the way he was playing a few weeks ago, there’s no reason he can’t cover the ground. But before we look too far ahead, let’s recap what we saw out Tiger Woods disappointing opener.

Tiger Woods Disappointing Opener at Northern Trust

“Just didn’t have the situation where I had the full club and I could go ahead and take a rip at it and start being aggressive and going after these flags,” Woods commented after finishing his day. “I have kept having to play a little defensive because I was taking more club, trying to shape it and take spin off.”

Ultimately Tiger does a pretty good job of summing up his opening outing. After watching Woods deliver a nail-biter 64 in the final round at the PGA Championship just 11 days beforehand, it’s safe to say we were all expecting to have our socks knocked off this past Thursday. Instead, we saw Woods struggle even at the 12th hole. A rebound came at the 17th hole, where Woods was able to deliver a birdie. There Tiger took full advantage of the clean and solid conditions in front of him. Another rebound came on the 18th allowing Woods to say within red figures. But after that, the veteran struggled to add a single birdie.

All in all, Woods’ 71 total on the day isn’t a far cry from the 71.07 he’s been averaging this season. However, it’s certainly a step down from what we were witnessing just a few short days ago. And while Woods isn’t nervous, or doesn’t believe there’s anything in particular for the slip, some sportsbook bettors might not feel the same. Moreover, they might not be willing to back Woods in the coming days.

“Just right now, I think there’s 40, 41 guys, I think at one under par through five under par. Just a very bunched board right now, and I think that’s going to be that by the end of the week.” Woods divined after concluding his opening round.

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