Tiger Woods is at present tied for the lead at the Valspar Championship in his first look at this occasion.
Woods completed his first spherical on Thursday at one-beneath par, and obtained off to a really strong begin on Friday with two birdies on the again 9 (his first 9) and one on the 2nd gap to get to 4-beneath and tie the leaders. He took the outright lead on the par-5 fifth gap with one other birdie when he climbed to 5-underneath, however gave that shot again with an unlucky bogey on his ultimate gap of the spherical.
As a Tiger homer, and somebody who has constantly stated that Tiger isn’t achieved but even via all the questions relating to his well being, this pleases me drastically. I haven’t wavered in my perception that he might make a comeback, and watching Phil Mickelson battle it out with Henrik Stenson at The Open Championship a pair of years in the past solely elevated my perception that with the correct relaxation and rehab, and a brand new mentality about his personal recreation, that he is nonetheless succesful of making a comeback.
In fact, he’s nonetheless received lots of golf to play this week, and subsequent at Bay Hill the place he has had success earlier than, however does anybody who has been watching this comeback really consider that Tiger isn’t again? That he isn’t succesful of placing collectively 4 rounds of golf that may put him in rivalry on Sunday?
Now it’s time to unleash these scorching takes and I’ll begin by saying that Tiger Woods is nonetheless succesful of profitable the Masters this yr.
Sure, I do know that sounds insane to say, but when there is one course that Woods is aware of the way to not solely reduce his errors however take benefit of, it’s Augusta Nationwide. He’s enhancing from week to week this yr and although he has but to win, that doesn’t imply he isn’t able to.
The final time Woods performed in the Masters was in 2015, a yr he was struggling on the course and had the yips, and he nonetheless managed to complete T17 at 5-underneath behind a number of different huge names like Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Sergio Garcia. That’s a good rating contemplating all his physique had and has been via.
This yr Tiger appears extra ready bodily and mentally for Augusta than he has since 2013 when he completed tied for fourth. Whereas there is no assure that Woods will win the Masters once more, it doesn’t appear as farfetched of a perception because it has in the previous.
So, tune in and watch as a result of this might be one of the biggest comebacks of all time.