Is Tiger Woods Officially Back?

If you were busy this past Sunday or hypnotized by fantasy football then there’s a chance you may have missed out on witnessing one of sports greatest comeback stories.

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.  This was one of the few Sundays that I was able to actually watch RedZone.  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 back, his return to golf has been an uphill battle and it hasn’t been pretty.  I’m sure a lot of you, if you’re the casual golf fan, like myself then you 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 he/she sees 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 and seeing him at his best, not being nagged by injuries or drama, was a great sight to see for the sport and 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 athletes of all time.  We’ve all longed for this moment and Sunday our wishes came true.  Tiger Woods appears to be back on his game. After Tiger’s win on Sunday is it safe to say he’s officially back?  I guess I’ll leave that up to you.  One thing is for sure, I can only imagine Tiger has bigger fish to fry looking to carry this momentum into the upcoming Ryders Cup.

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.

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Michael Jereld

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