Matthew Wolff: I shouldn’t need Tiger Woods to tell me I’m good


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif .– Matthew Wolff will be paired with Tiger Woods for the first time in his young career on the PGA Tour for rounds 1 and 2 of the Zozo Championship, but the 21-year-old has said he won’t try to ‘impress the 15-time major champion.

“It would be nice to go out and talk to Tiger about how good you are and stuff, his opinion is definitely worth higher than the rest,” Wolff said, “but in the end, if you don’t don’t trust yourself and you’re just trying to impress her, i just think that’s not a very good way to go about it. ”

Wolff isn’t the first player to try to play down a couple with Woods. It was at Sherwood during the Woods Hero World Challenge in 2010 when Rory McIlroy was first paired with Woods in a competitive round.

“I was pretty excited. Nervous too, ”McIlroy said.

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Heading to the final hole on Friday, McIlroy even allowed himself to consider his position at Woods, which, in retrospect, was a learning moment.

“I remember going down to the last hole, I think he had 5 cents for the day and I had 4 cents for the day and I think, oh, if I birdie I can tie him up,” McIlroy smirked. “He ended up birdieing and pulling 6 cents and I doubled the last one to shoot 2 cents.

“I think it’s a little more engraved in my memory because it was one of my dreams to play in a tournament with him and against him.


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