Patton Kizzire On First Tee Shot In Front Of Tiger: Didn't Feel I Was Holding The Club

You have to love the honesty and respect Patton Kizzire (74-78) has for his elders and in particular, Tiger Woods.

From Bob Harig's account at the Honda where Woods fired a second round 71.

Kizzire, 31, is the only player who has won twice this season, but of course nothing could quite prepare him for what he faced the past two days at PGA National.

For the first time in his career, he was grouped with Tiger Woods.

"Extremely nervous," Kizzire said of his opening tee shot Thursday morning at the Honda Classic. "I didn't feel like I was actually holding the club. It was a rough start. Any time I'm uncomfortable, I'm learning something. It was a great experience for me."

Two fun moments from the opening 36, where Woods demonstrated improvement, writes Dan Kilbridge for Golfweek: a fun PGA Tour Instagram caption for the geese watching Tiger and that beautiful iron shot on the brutal par-3 17th:

"Dude, just act normal." -🦆(probably)

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The 17th is the most difficult hole of the day. Don't tell Tiger.

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