I love Tiger. His winning ways are always good for the game!
But I get what you mean about his "quiet" success. He certainly doesn't win by his old standard of 10-12 shots. But he still dominates when he wins. I don't think there was any question of who was going to win going in to today's round.
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I see it's been almost a year since you posted this topic. I was hesitant to add my comments since it was posted long before I joined the group. After today's victory it looks like your comments were quite prescient. It was pointed out that he has indeed won 6 times in that year which sure looks like the Tiger of old. Yet somehow it seems different. In a way, you might almost say that he's done it "quietly". In many ways, having him back in form is good for the game but also not so good. It's good because it makes the others step up their game and every time someone not named Tiger wins that victory is significant. However, TV coverage is now once again dominated by every shot he takes and we don't get to see as much of the other outstanding players as they deserve. Overall, I think it's good to have him back and pushing the other players
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Like it or not... and for what ever reason you have, Woods is back on our collective radar screen following his first Professional Golfers Association victory in 30 months not to mention The Big Miss, the inside story of Woods as told by his former swing coach Hank Haney, which will hit stores in a couple of weeks. Woods has disowned the book, but the more he rips it, the bigger it will become.
Apparently Woods has found the way back to his familiar Winner's Circle on the PGA tour with last week's victory. Do you think things will return to old....when Tiger won 5 to 6 times each year and America and the World celebrated with him??
My thoughts? I think it is up to Tiger just how we re-embrace him. He needs to be honest, open and accessible. We want and need a REAL hero, not a Madison Avenue demigod.
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