The Open 2019 5 things that need to happen for Tiger Woods

first_imgThe question rears itself every major: can Tiger Woods win? Well, he put the doubters to sleep at Augusta, but how about at Royal Portrush, for a far different affair?Of course, Woods can win, but what will only happen if he does many things right and very few things wrong. Keep in mind, Woods has not beaten a full field of 150 players in more than five years. He beat about 60 solid players at the Masters and 29 top pros at the Tour Championship last year. This week’s field will be much stronger than both.So, what does Woods need to go his way? All these things.Weather drawForget for a second that Woods has admitted cold weather makes life more difficult for him on the course. Act as though that doesn’t matter. Woods still needs Mother Nature to cooperate. As we’ve seen many times, Open weather can provide a much more difficult course for half the field, or rather, a much easier course for the other half. Woods can’t afford to get a bad weather draw that could add up to as much as a few strokes difference.Tiger Woods’ chase for major no. 16 begins Thursday morning.Getty Imageslast_img