Tiger Woods gives verdict on huge golf rule news: "I've always said that"

Tiger Woods gave his verdict on the massive golf rules news after carding a 71 in the third round of the Hero World Challenge on his PGA Tour return.

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Sat, 2 Dec 2023
Tiger Woods gives verdict on huge golf rule news: "I've always said that"

Tiger Woods gave his approval for bifurcation in golf after carding a third round of 71 at the Hero World Challenge on his PGA Tour return. 

Woods, 47, started poorly in the Bahamas with consecutive bogeys but picked up strokes at 3, 6, 8 and 9 to move into red numbers for the week. 

Once again it was a similar story on the back nine for the 15-time major champion as fatigue began to play a part.

Woods toiled in the Albany heat and played his back nine in 1-over to eventually sign for a 1-under 71. 

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Despite being 16 shots off the lead held by World No.1 Scottie Scheffler (who leads Matt Fitzpatrick by three), Woods told a pool of reporters he was pleasantly surprised with his physical condition.

But the topic at hand was what he makes of the decision to roll back the golf ball. 

Per a report by Golf Digest, the USGA and R&A are expected to announce they will be changing the rules.

The decision would affect both professionals and amateurs. 

"This has been I guess the talk ever since I've been out on Tour," Woods told the media on Saturday.  

"And then to finally see it come to this point where I think both governing bodies who control the rules around the world are going to come to a collaborative understanding of how far -- we just doesn't have enough property anymore.

"So I think that understanding that yeah, we've been hammering the ball needs to slow down, but it has kept speeding up my entire time on career and here we are."

He added: "As I told you guys, I've always been for bifurcation. I've always said that. Just like wood bats and metal bats."

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