bill-swift - March 27, 2012
Eldrick must be getting some again. How else can you explain the man winning a golf tournament?
If you're not making the connection, just think about it for a second. Post scandal, the man couldn't win at the local putt-putt course against the neighborhood kids. However, prior to the scandal breaking—when Tiger was knocking boots and getting freaky with a capital F—the man was unstoppable.
Ergo, he must be getting some once again.
Tiger Woods finished off Round Four of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday with a 70 for 2-under securing his first PGA win in what had to seem like a lifetime (but was actually 2 ½ years). Going into Sunday he just had a one stroke lead on Graeme McDowell, but when the pressure was on Tiger flourished while McDowell flubbed (74 on the day for 2-over).
All weekend long folks kept waiting to see the former #1 golfer implode again. For much of the last two years it has become the staple in Tiger's game. He'd come out brilliant on day one and two, but would then play the third like Happy Gilmore (before he was coached by Chubbs).
Not this time. After opening with a respectable 69 he shot an incredible 65 on day two to put himself in contention. Day three was not nice on anyone, but Tiger managed to shoot a 71 to go into the final day of competition with a one stroke lead.
This is where it wouldn't have been surprising to have seen Tiger implode. He'd miss a ton of greens, forget how to use his putter, drive the ball anywhere but where he wanted it to go. Sunday the driver agreed with him (he hit 17 of 18 greens) and the putter worked well enough for him to go 2-under when most of the field had trouble making par.
Congratulations Tiger. Now here's the real tough part—time to win another one.
Article by Travis Pulver
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