While everyone is ranting and raving about equipment, flogging, and other factors in the distance debate, I saw one of Tiger's stats tonight on The Golf Channel that I thought was interesting. Here are Tiger's best tournaments since 1999 with regards to driving accuracy:
Year Tournament Accuracy Result ---- ---------- -------- ------ 2000 British Open 91.0% Won 2006 British Open 83.3%* ? 1999 Funai Classic 85.7% Won 2000 Bay Hill 83.9% Won 2005 British Open 83.9% Won 2001 Memorial 82.1% Won 2002 Buick Open 82.1% Won *Through three rounds
When Tiger keeps it in the short grass, he's doing quite well. I'm willing to bet that a good portion of the above tournaments he wasn't hitting driver much either. Tiger is feasting on Hoylake with his stinger 2-iron off the tee with a plan to stay out of trouble. I'd say that it is working so far.