A game of millimeters
I nodded and we both watched Woods drop the putt dead-center, proving Hawk's theory and sending a delirious crowd scurrying for the first tee.
That's what makes Tiger's ensuing miscue on the first extra hole -- a missed 4-foot putt that slid off to the right -- so jarring. The fact that great players don't miss putts like these is a notion that has always been applied to Woods' expertise on the greens. Think about it: When was the last time you saw Tiger miss a short putt that he really needed? There may be a few isolated instances, but never from 4 feet and never with a match on the line.