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Tiger’s First Round Was Fools Gold

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Doug Gottlieb has experience returning to competition after a long layoff and he expertly deciphers why Tiger Woods struggled in his second round. He says it’s all about mindset and expectations upon your initial return, but then the stiffness, soreness, and doubts creep in the next day. If Tiger can push through this second round, he should be able to level out his performance over the weekend.

Doug Gottlieb: “The first time you play when you haven’t played in forever, it’s like a fool’s gold thing...It’s like a muscle memory combined with lowering your own expectations... And the second day is generally a disaster.”