Tiger’s Short Game Comes Up Large At Doral

Tiger Woods has done it again! Tiger won his second tournament of the season this past Sunday at Doral (The WGC-Cadillac Championship). He really had the putter working all weekend, which makes him pretty much unstoppable. Tiger even took to Twitter to give some credit for his stellar putting performance to Steve Stricker. Was he being facetious or genuine? You decide. Either way, Tiger walked away with his 76th PGA tour victory. Tiger jumped out to an early lead in the 1st round, shooting a 6 under 66. He kept the momentum moving on Friday shooting a spectacular 7 under 65. On moving day, Tiger distanced himself from the field shooting a 5 under 67. Carrying a 3 shot lead into Sunday, Tiger safely maneuvered his way through a final round 71, earning a 2-shot victory of Steve Stricker. Now that we’ve arrived at a Monday following a Tiger Woods victory, all of the Tiger “fans” have come out of the woodwork. They all want to know how many Majors he’s going to win this year. As I mentioned in my last Tiger article, he is still the same Tiger who continues to pile on victory after victory. Even with down years compared to his own personal standards, he still manages to finish in the top ten in numerous tournaments and averages 3 to 4 tour victories every year. This is the year people will see Tiger win a Major, and they will all hop back on the Tiger bandwagon. Is he going to get back to the form where he won 4 Majors in a row? Maybe, I mean he is the best golfer to walk the earth (ever). Sorry Sam, sorry Jack, sorry Arnold. Facts are facts (“It’s a scientific fact!”Says Ron Burgundy). We will have to wait and see just how many tournaments and majors Tiger Woods can win this season. Up next on his schedule is The Arnold Palmer Invitational (March 21st-March 24th). This should be a nice warm-up for The Masters considering he won the Invitational last year. The Masters ( A tradition unlike any other) is April 11th-April 14th, and you should see Tiger in mid-season form by then. On a quick side note, you have to love The Masters. You don’t have to worry about commercials and the sun is usually shining every day. Do you think Tiger will win at The Arnold Palmer Invitational and at The Masters and make it 3 in a row? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “Tiger’s Short Game Comes Up Large At Doral

  1. As you say tiger is capable of just about any feat… We’ve seen it time and again .. Not only when he gets going on a charge .. But with wizardry shotmaking .. And with huge drama to boot

    I think he is still capable of winning a grand slam .. Even though the competition is tougher these days

    Nevertheless … There are so many factors that enter into any given round of golf .. Let alone 4 days of golf … That its hard to imagine more than 2 majors for tiger this year .. Assuming he stays healthy .. As a left knee issue can be a natty issue for a righty golfer

    We will enjoy this question all season long … Looking forward to more drama this season along with a good nap or two in my easy chair


    1. Haha yea that is a good chair..I still have him at 1 major, but I just wanted to pose the question: How good can he be? As we all know by now the ceiling for Tiger Woods is limitless. Thanks for the comment as always.



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