Tiger Woods shoots 67, first bogey-free round in 23 months

Jul 5, 2015 4:41 PM by CBS Sports

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger Woods has plenty to smile about as he packs his bags for Scotland. Big Cat dropped a 67 in the final round of the Greenbrier Classic that included exactly zero bogeys. Woods hasn't had a round like that since August of 2013.

Woods struck the ball incredibly well this week (for him, recently). He gained over four strokes on the field from tee to green. If he'd putted as well as he hit it, he would have legitimately contended.

"Today was a good day," said Woods after his round. "Best I've hit it in a long long time. It could have been a special round. If I could have made some putts, this week could have been completely different. I'm very pleased with what I've been able to do."

These are the same things Tiger always says, of course. But this week, well, it really was encouraging. From a 66 in the first round to this smooth mistake-free final 18 holes, that's a step in the right direction for somebody simply looking for some reps in front of the year's final two majors.

Especially considering where his rounds had been recently.

So now Woods will take his patched-up game to the Old Course where he's won two of the last three times the Open has been played there and where he's a 28-1 favorite. That week should be a lot of things. Hopefully "embarrassing" won't be one of them like it was at Chambers Bay.


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