Tournament article


Tiger on cruise control ! Just 7 more holes for the record tie "82" wins

Round 3 started early at 6:30 am and Tiger finished with 3 shots lead. Then from 14:00 Tiger has changed his outfit to "Red" as always to get into the winning mode.

After having the postpone of the Round 2 and also not allowing fans into the course on Saturday due to safety reasons, today's spectator number counted over the limit of 22678. Some of the fans were waiting for the gates to open from 9pm last night.

The course was surrounded by huge expectations and joy. Tiger answered by making 4-meter birdie start and onto making consecutive birdies on 5 and 6. At one moment his lead was widened 5 shots.

Tiger resumed his Final Round from 14:00, then went on to play until 11th hole, by that time the game was called off due to darkness. He played 29 holes today, and his only concern was about his knee that he just had surgery in August.
"After the surgery, I haven't put this much of stress on my knees. But with that said, I think I played very well today."

ZOZO Championship is first ever US PGA and Japan Tour co-sanctioned event, and also is Tiger's first tournament of 2019-2020 season, which became severe tournament due to bad weather condition.
"I think it's the mind. Being in it for 10 hours is a long period of time. The mind tends to wander a little bit and just got to grab it and make it come back and be 100% comitted on the shot."

Tiger has built up three-shots lead against Hideki Matsuyama, and he will resume his last 7 holes from 7:30 am on Monday. In another words, "Most career PGA Tour win" all time record is just around the corner for Tiger. If he runs away with the lead to win, he will tie the Sam Snead's all time record of "82" and every golf fans know the high percentage of Tiger wining the tournament as he leads coming into Final Rounds.

Tiger will resume from 12th, which just happens to be the toughest hole of the tournament.
"Yardage is 490 and it's one of the tough Par 4. I spoke with my caddy that, starting from that hole is not easy. So, it is very important to make a good start tomorrow. If I could maintain to do what I must do, then I know I can win and tie the 82 record. The key for the victory is to stay focused."

Tiger's 82nd history making victory will place a glorious crown on this first ever PGA in Japan.