So Tiger is back. Yes we all know that. Everyone has showed us that and it is all that we in the golf industry have talked about this weekend.
We decided to not comment until Sunday because we wanted to make sure Tiger played 4 rounds and we didn’t see him limping into a car after with-drawing and leaving us all with questions. We thought a great goal this week would be completing four round and not looking like it was laboring to finish. So check that box off.
Sure Saturday was a rough day that kept him out of the top five after a three over par round. He bounced back nicely on Sunday with his lowest Sunday round in a very long time with a 68, finishing tied for 9th.
Sure the field was only 18 players but there is a lot to be said for finishing in the top 10 and at -8. We do need to remember that it was on a golf course where his boat makes frequent trips to and he probably knows very well.
We don’t know when we will see Tiger again. We can assume that we will likely see him at Torey Pines as he has won there so many times it is a likely next target. Pebble Beach is probably in the mix. He will likely play at Honda and Bay Hill all before The Masters. Will he add an event or two before that? We will have to wait and see.
As for the outcome in the Bahamas, congratulations to Rickey Fowler for playing an amazing final round and shooting 61 including 8 birdies on the front nine! Let us say that again, 8 birdies on the front nine!
Dads Say So, first, congrats to Rickey. Second, welcome back Tiger. It was great to see you play 4 rounds and fight for a top 10. He beat the reigning US Open champ in Brooks Koepka. He had great distance control on his irons and he had incredible distance with the driver. Sure there were a couple hiccups with his chipping back into the grain and it is something he can work on. Hopefully he tightens that up and we see him further up the leaderboard in that next start, whenever that is!