Woods trying to stay fresh for PGA Tour postseason
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — In the three days between the opening two FedEx Cup playoff events, Tiger Woods took it easy at home with a little driving and putting. Only one golf club was involved. “Driving the car a lot,” Woods said Thursday, a reference to taking his two kids to afterschool activities in Florida.
The PGA Tour’s postseason is supposed to be a sprint — four tournaments in five weeks, from a 125-man field at the start until it’s whittled down to a 30-man field that gets to the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship.
It feels more like a marathon in the middle, especially during a heat wave that has gripped the Northeast, especially for players like Woods, Justin Thomas and those who expect to have four playoff events followed by a sleep-deprived, energy-sapping week in France at the Ryder Cup.
Playing golf at the TPC Boston doesn’t compare with Heartbreak Hill. Even so, keeping up a steady pace can feel like hard work.
“I’ve had a hard time keeping my energy up the last couple of days,” Thomas said. “I’ve hit some balls and I’ve just felt really weak. That’s just from the traveling and playing a lot these past couple months. But that’s what afternoons are for, and that’s what Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday this week is for — to make sure you get rested, so come tomorrow you’re ready to go.”