Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Swinging Back: Tiger Woods’ 74th PGA Tour Win at the AT&T

Tiger Woods with his AT & T 2012 Trophy
A writer from the Chicago Post had a really good take on Tiger Wood’s recent win at the AT & T national tournament at the Congressional Country Club. Don Markus fondly recalled a Tiger Woods of the older days. A golfing champ who have not gone through a public mishap making him less appreciative of his playing environment and the supports who came to see him play.

Tiger Woods seemed renewed as he interacted more with the crowd prior his win last Sunday. Acknowledging military officers waiting at the 18th tee and giving cheerful high-fives to fans are somewhat to the returning tiger of the fairway.

Bo Van Pelt recognized the good play that Tiger has been putting on this season despite his loss at the AT & T. He notes that Woods is probably the only player to win three tournaments on different courses this year. “I’d say that he’s playing the best golf in the world right now.” Van Pelt said.

A couple of months ago, it can be recalled that Tiger Woods made a sudden exit from the WGC-Cadillac Championships due to an injury in his left Achilles tendon. He has recovered fast and well enough to win a tournament shortly after this unexpected break. “I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again,” Woods recounted. After Tiger’s AT & T win, a HuffingTon post reported that he moved to the top spot of the PGA Tour money list as well as FedEx Cup standing. This ranking is a first in about three years.

This win is like finally lifting the golfcart covers that hid Tiger Woods in the dark for quite some time. Though he was sheltered under this protective cover for the past few years, we all know that he doesn’t belong there. Seeing him gain focus after his very public downturn in 2009 is wonderful news for all the golfing enthusiasts around the globe. Woods has always been a champion in the game and at heart. Having him swing back to the top of his game is a joy to watch.

“It’s something I’m proud of.” a thrilled Tiger Woods commented on his 74th win at a young age of 36. 

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