Tiger Woods has been an enormous draw on the Masters this yr, and even his fellow golfers are getting caught up within the story.
Cameron Smith shot a 4-under 68 within the first spherical of the occasion on Thursday. He and Bryson DeChambeau performed collectively as a twosome as a consequence of Paul Casey’s withdrawal. They have been within the group forward of Woods, and Smith admitted after the spherical that he did a good quantity of watching Tiger like a fan.
“I virtually felt like a patron on the market at some factors in the present day. You’ll be able to’t not watch him; he’s unreal,” Smith mentioned by way of Golf Channel’s Brentley Romine.
Being only a group forward of Tiger, and having solely one fellow participant in his group, allowed Smith the chance to soak in a few of Woods’ spherical.
Tiger was enjoying in his first actual occasion since struggling severe leg accidents in a automotive crash final yr. He shot a 1-under 71 to complete the primary spherical tied for tenth. That’s a pleasant spherical for anyone.
Woods ended up enjoying effectively sufficient on Friday to make his twenty second consecutive lower on the Masters. Smith shot 2-over on Friday however made the lower as effectively at 2-under for the event.
Smith could have been caught up within the story, however he didn’t let it have an effect on his play on Thursday.