McGinley: Tiger Woods was clinical during Players Championship win
Last Updated: 06/06/13 12:11pm
Butch Harmon believes Tiger Woods is in great shape to win a fourth US Open following his hot start to the year.
The world number one has now claimed four titles in 2013 after winning the Players Championship in Florida for just the second time.
Sky Sports pundit Harmon believes Woods is relishing his partnership with new caddie Joe LaCava, who has previously bagged for 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples and seven-time PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson.
And with Tiger in a new relationship and also injury-free, Harmon thinks the 37-year-old, who was in contention to win the Masters in April before he was handed a much-documented shot penalty, is in prime position to win at Merion.
"LaCava is a great caddie - he had so many wins with Couples - and he is always so calm and in control of himself that I think he is the perfect match for Tiger," said Harmon.
"He was also called in by Woods to read putts, something we didn't see with [previous caddie] Steve Williams."
Woods did have a late wobble at Sawgrass when taking double bogey at 14 but Harmon said the way he overcame it spoke volumes.
"Tiger showed why he is the best player in the world and the best player to ever walk on this planet. He messed up on the 14th but he didn't let it bother him; he came right back with an unbelievable up and down at 15 and went on to post a number.
"He will now go on to the next Major Championship with a lot of confidence as he is healthy, likes his golf swing and feels good about where he is in his life.
"It's going to be fun to see what's ahead."