bill-swift - June 5, 2012
All weekend long we kept waiting for what has been deemed inevitable whenever Tiger Woods plays these days--an epic meltdown. As well as the former No. 1 in the world once played, when he flops, he flops with the same intensity as when he wins. That didn't happen this time. Instead we got a look at the Tiger Woods that fans remember; the guy that made the incredible look easy and the impossible possible.
Woods went into Sunday just a couple of shots off the lead at 4-under. He had shot under par in the first two rounds (70 and 69), four bogeys on the back nine of Round Three put him at 1-over for the round. At that point it would not have been surprising to see Tiger collapse, but instead what we got was vintage Tiger.
Four birdies in the first seven holes got him off to a good start on Sunday, but it looked as if the wheels might be ready to fall off after a pair of bogeys on two of the next three holes. Instead he made par on the next four holes followed by some impressive birdies on the 15th, 16th, and 18th to lock up the win.