Matthew Wolff: Shouldn't need Tiger Woods to tell me that I'm good
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif .-- Matthew Wolff will be dating Tiger Woods for the first time in his young PGA Tour career for Rounds 1 and 2 at the Zozo Championship, but the 21-year-old said he won't try to impress them 15-time major champion.
"It would be nice if Tiger talked about how good you are and all that, his opinion is definitely higher than that of others," said Wolff, "but at the end of the day when you don't trust yourself and you just try impressing him, I just feel like that's not a really good way to do it. "
Wolff isn't the first player to try to downplay a pairing with Woods. It was at Sherwood during Woods' own Hero World Challenge in 2010 that Rory McIlroy was paired with Woods for the first time in a competitive round.
“I was pretty excited. Nervous too, ”McIlroy said.
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When McIlroy went into the final hole on Friday, he even allowed himself to reconsider his position with Woods, which in hindsight was a learning moment.
"I remember coming down the last hole. I think he was under 5 that day and I was under 4 that day and I think oh if I'm birdie I can tie him," smiled McIlroy . “He ended up doing birdie and shooting 6 under and I doubled the last one to shoot 2 under.
"I think that stuck in my mind a bit more because it was a dream of mine to play with him and against him in a tournament."
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