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Woods knows how to win

Unnecessary, stupid article (“Woods’ first bad move of ’18: Torrey debut,” Jan. 5, http://bit.ly/2F4JbOk). You sound like you thrive on Tiger Woods’ failures.

Playing like a senior can wait. Woods knows how to play at sea level. Check the record.

Nobody is expecting him to be the longest hitter any longer. 

Pete Martin
Folsom, Calif.

 

Woods’ time has passed

It doesn't matter where Tiger Woods starts or plays; he is never winning again anywhere.

The Tour is so different and better balanced than ever, plus the fact that the guys on Tour today don't fear him or anyone.

Add one more factor: sustaining excellence for 72 holes never has been more difficult nor more important than on today’s Tour, and he is not capable of doing that.

End result: never winning again.

Bob Geismar
Boca Raton, Fla.

 

A star for the Lone Star State 

You’re so going to regret saying this. Tiger Woods will do just fine.

I’ve never seen Woods play live, but with his being back, I will take my whole family to see him play.

I cannot wait until he comes to Texas. Go, Tiger!

Daniel Storie
Hutto, Texas

 

A Golden opportunity for Woods

I can’t wait to see how Tiger Woods will do. He is tuning up for the Masters and the U.S. Open.

What better challenges to face than the cliffs at La Jolla or the barranca wastes of Hogan’s Alley? If he didn’t think his back was right, he would not have committed to the Farmers Insurance Open and the Genesis Open.

It’s now or never.    

Dan Cahill
Santa Ana, Calif.

 

Golf can be a heavy lift

You were partially right regarding the air resistance to a golf ball flying through it (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Jan. 2, http://bit.ly/2lIlgMr).

Cool air will decrease the distance, but the traveling golf ball goes the greatest distance when the temperature is very humid and hot. Water in the atmosphere decreases its resistance. Therefore, an airplane taking off in rain has to increase its speed to get the necessary lift. The golf announcers consistently get this wrong.

One of my former golfing buddies has a Ph.D. in cloud physics. I say former because he has, alas, given up the game.

Tom Mullins
West Boylston, Mass.

 

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