Slocum learned about Woods's miss on 18 through crowd groans. He was nine under by then. "I expected that to go in, I really did," Slocum said. It was simply another short birdie putt on 18 with a tournament on the line. "Ho-hum for him," the winner said.
Actually, not. As Slocum knows—he's won three times on Tour—winning never gets old. Woods said, "If I would have hit a poor putt, I would have been pissed, but I didn't. That's no big deal. If you misread a putt, that happens."
You know better. He came off the green and slipped under the stands and into the privacy of a tunnel. Through clenched teeth, he squeezed off a "Ge-od!"
So it's on to TPC Boston. We don't even know how it will end. Sounds like an honest-to-Ge-od playoff.
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