Tiger Woods used to win golf tournaments, even majors, with his B-game.
He stopped admitting to such things once he realized that pronouncements like that really annoyed his fellow professionals.
They were, after all, trying hard and only won when they were at their absolute best, and for most of them even that wasn't enough.
But that doesn't mean Woods stopped beating them with that B-game.
Imagine how annoyed they'd be, then, to discover that Woods has had nothing even approaching his B-game at Merion, yet still is in the thick of the hunt at the 113th U.S. Open?
Through two rounds, Woods has three-putted twice, and four times failed to execute the most straightforward of chips, leaving a green with the sloppiest of bogeys.
Six shots thrown away like rice confetti at a wedding on a course that's bringing the world's best golfers to their knees should have Woods flirting with the cut line.
But instead, at 3-over par after completing 25 holes on a marathon...