Tiger Woods opened his return at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 3-underneath 33 on the again 9 (he began his day on the tenth gap). Brandon Harkins, has since moved to 4-beneath to take the solo lead, however all cylinders seem to be firing for Tiger.
Simply 4 days in the past, after the Valspar Championship, Woods was 10/1 and third behind Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, to win The Masters in a number of weeks. Clearly, that has since modified together with his opening 9 efficiency at Bay Hill.
Simply because I can, I’m going to repost my decide for this week, so, with out additional adieu, right here is what I wrote on Tuesday.
“I assume, good day, world.”
These now well-known very first phrases from a younger Tiger Woods appear to as soon as once more apply as Woods reintroduced himself to everybody final week at the Valspar Championship. He completed one-stroke behind winner Paul Casey over the weekend.
What I noticed from Woods final week was strong play. He was timid off the tee and hit his irons a bit greater than he’ll have the opportunity to this week. He didn’t fairly have his accuracy dialed in together with his shorter irons on Sunday, nevertheless it felt like he was proper on the verge of being that Tiger that we’ve watched win for therefore a few years.
I anticipate nothing much less from Woods than he doubtless expects of himself. Subsequently, I’ll clearly be choosing him to win this week.
Whereas there is no assure that Tiger will win this week, he simply made a double-bogey after hitting a drive OB on the par-four third gap, he seems to be feeling it and as I’ve written many occasions earlier than, there is no purpose to consider that he won’t ever win once more.