Branden Grace psyched to play with Tiger Woods at Firestone

Branden Grace

It seemed only fitting for the only two players to boast three wins on the game’s top two professional tours should play together at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Tiger Woods and Branden Grace, the South African with three European Tour wins this season, will do just that. It will be a new experience for them both.

“I don’t know Branden at all, so it’ll be fun to get out there and chit-chat a little bit with him and get to know him,” Woods said Wednesday.

Woods has been chattier this season, particularly when paired with younger players like the 23-year-old. Grace will sop it up on Thursday afternoon at 1:50 p.m.

“He’s my idol,” Grace said. “He’s been my role model since I started playing golf. Tomorrow is a little bit of a dream come true.”

In search of an unfathomable fourth win this season, Grace is hoping to simply continue doing what has gotten him this far.

“Obviously the bigger the events, the more you want to do,” he said. “But you automatically put in more without even noticing it. But just try and stick to the same thing and stick to what’s working.”

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