by Jeff Skinner
This is how leaderboards were supposed to look. Way back in 2002 when Michelle Wie started playing in professional golf tournaments she was touted as the female Tiger Woods. Wie was going to dominate the ladies game. She had so much athletic talent and hit the ball a mile she was a sure bet to win everything. Tiger was Tiger and winning titles by the dozen and tracking down Jack’s 18 major record. It’s funny how life gets in the way while you’re busy making plans. We all know how those expectations worked out.
This week is different. Wie shot an amazing seven under 65, including an ace, to lead The Canadian’s Women Open. An unmarried Tiger, relieved of the burden of his divorce negotiations, has come to life with an opening round six under 65 to share the lead at The Barclays. Amazingly, Tiger hit 13 of 14 fairways. His secret…he only hit driver twice. It is performances like these that we all expected years ago. We’ll see how the rest of the tournament plays out. For now Woods and Wie lead and that’s something we all thought we would have been saying for years.