The feeling isn't mutual between Tiger and Quail Hollow greens

A few spectators wait by the 18th green at Quail Hollow Club on Monday

Woods made his only birdie on his final hole Friday in the Wells Fargo Championship, an 18-foot putt on the par-4 ninth hole.

Woods then jokingly said, "I'm on a hot streak right now".

It was the best round at Quail Hollow since McIlroy's 61 in the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship in which he crushed the field. And it was the only birdie he made at Quail Hollow all day, avoiding the dubious distinction of posting just the sixth round of his professional career without one. "I want to go out, compete and get that feeling more and more and try to win as many golf tournaments as I possibly can". "You nearly try to get out of your own way and just play the course and keep the pedal down and keep playing aggressive".

"The golf course is much harder than it used to be, that's for sure", Woods said after his pro-am round Wednesday. "Once that starts to happen I think things are going to switch pretty quickly". He was in awe of the green jacket, which he wore during a media tour in NY, to a Houston Astros game and even to fast-food restaurant.

Brian Harman is coming off his best season on the PGA Tour - winning the Wells Fargo Championship, taking the 54-hole lead in the US Open and finishing runner-up for his best result in a major, and finally making it to the Tour Championship.

But he looked terrible on the greens. He also took his chances when he had them on the greens with a solid strokes-gained putting statistic of 1.551.

Woods, who has struggled with his putting this week, delivered six birdies on Saturday for a three-under 68 to go one-under 212, six strokes off the early lead.

"I've sensed it since I started playing this year", Woods said. I'm hitting it fine, and I just need to make some putts. It's incredible now that I'm playing the same tournament as he, so I hope I can play with him on the weekend.

The Clara man three-putted the third from 52 feet, birdied the par-five seventh to get back to level but then had a torrid time with the blade on the back nine. McIlroy three-putted the last hole and still shot 66.

Even with Peterson's big finish, there was some truth to Woods' assessment when he finished at 71.

Kids 12 and under get in free with any adult ticket holder, and all shuttles to and from Quail Hollow are free, but you must have a ticket. They're springy and their firm.

"On slower greens I've always kind of struggled". The greens aren't quite as fast as I remember but they are more hard. This is no different. "If I don't make it, I'm not playing golf anymore". "For me, it's about being able to go and use the champions' locker room and all the other cool stuff that comes along with it". I just like being at home and I like being around my family and friends more than I like chasing it around here.

He should have the weekend at Quail Hollow to sort it out.



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