U.S. Senior Open Q&A: Bob Tway discusses strong start, struggles on final stretch

Bob Tway looked to be making a charge on Friday morning. He got to even par for the tournament with four holes left, but played the final stretch in 5 over. Still, he’ll be around for the weekend, likely with a big gallery once again.
by Scott Wright Published: July 11, 2014

One of the local favorites and a longtime Oak Tree resident, Bob Tway looked to be making a charge on Friday morning. He got to even par for the tournament with four holes left, but played the final stretch in 5 over. Still, he’ll be around for the weekend, likely with a big gallery once again.

Q: You didn’t finish the way you wanted, but can you address your round?

A: Yeah, I played good for about 14 holes and then I hit some poor shots. I hit it in the rough on the 6th hole, tournament 6th hole. It makes it difficult. Hit a very poor chip on the par 5. Actually hit a pretty good shot at 17. I guess I hit the wrong club. I normally hit a 6-iron 165 and hit it 185.

Then the last hole I hit a very poor drive. It's kind of sad to play that well and then throw it all away.

You know, it's kind of how I've played, though. If I hit the ball well, I play good. If I miss greens, I play bad. My short game is terrible.

What’s the key to playing well here?

If you hit the fairways you're going to hit the greens and you can shoot a good score. If you miss the fairways, well, good luck, because you're going to have a hard day. That's the way it's supposed to be. I'm so proud of the people here. You know, they've worked their tails off to get it in this kind of shape. It's fantastic. It's just a great test of golf.


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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