Tiger Woods loses to Tim ClarkFebruary 27th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Marana (Arizona, US), Feb.27 (ANI): Golf champion Tiger Woods celebrated comeback from knee surgery after eight months at the Accenture Match Play Championship ended after two rounds Thursday with a 4-and-2 defeat to Tim Clark.
Even one moment of magic - a hole-out from the bunker on the 14th - couldn”t swing the momentum.
Woods made more mistakes down the stretch and couldn”t match the South African’’s six birdies in 16 holes.
“I”ve played with Tiger a few times. You either let it get the best of you or you thrive on it,” said Clark.
“I knew I had to play out of my mind to beat him. I didn”t miss many shots,” he added. Woods, who said he had “zero” pain all week, would not admit his play was poor. That much hasn”t changed since the surgery.
“Well I lost,” said Woods, who was 1-under par with three bogeys over 16 holes.
“I played really well today. I just didn”t make enough birdies. Tim did that today, and I just didn”t answer him with mine. I hit two bad shots in two days,” he added. First-round opponent Brendan Jones was out of his element, but Woods knew Clark as a consistent grinder who wasn”t going to make mistakes.
Clark wasn”t just steady, he was spectacular. (ANI)
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