If you were busy this past Sunday or hypnotized by fantasy football then there’s a chance you may have missed the comeback story of the year.
Tiger Woods ignited his comeback story with his 80th PGA Tour victory this past Sunday in the FedEx Cup Finale and I almost missed it. I don’t know how I stumbled on to the FedEx Cup finale because I wasn’t even aware that it was on. Let’s be real here, since all that chaos went down with Tiger several years ago, his return to golf has been an uphill battle and it hasn’t been pretty. I’m sure a lot of you, like myself, haven’t been paying golf that much attention, especially being 3 weeks deep into the NFL season. But even the casual golf fan knows history in the making when they see it. Luckily I stumbled onto NBC just at the right time.
First and foremost it was good seeing Tiger in the lead. It’s been so long since he’s been at the top of his game, let alone in the lead. Seeing him at his best, not being nagged by injuries (or drama), was a great sight to see for the sport, and for all the Tiger Woods fans. Whether your the hardcore fan, the casual fan, or not even into sports at all, we as people always love to see comeback stories, especially when it involves one of the greatest golfers of all time. Tiger fans have all longed for this moment (including myself) and Sunday our wishes came true.
As Tiger approached the 18th hole at East Lake, the frenzy that followed behind him was something I’ve never seen before in a golf tournament. If this is any indication of how exciting The Masters will be, I can’t wait! And if all plays out the way it should, Tiger will clearly be heavily favored heading into Augusta in April, looking to add a 5th green jacket to his already prestigious collection. Tiger Woods appears to be back on his game, and after his win on Sunday, is it safe to say he’s officially back? I guess I’ll leave that up to you.