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Does Tiger Have His Swag Back?


(AP)

Something happened to America’s favorite sports drama, Tiger Woods.  It started down in Australia, where he was the leader going into the clubhouse after the third round at the Australian Open.  He blew up in the final round shooting a 75, and finished in third place, two shots off the lead.  The following week he joined the Americans in the Presidents Cup and finished the week with a record of 2-3 which was not indicative of his play.  The highlight came for Woods on the last day when on the 15th hole Tiger clinched a Presidents Cup victory for the United States after defeating Aaron Baddeley.  Tiger was all smiles down-under and it seems like he has brought his confidence back home.  Earlier today Tiger began play in the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club, in Thousand Oaks, California.  While talking with the media before his round he was still smiling, and joking about his errant shots.  Tiger said, “I’m swinging the club well enough that you don’t need to walk out there with hockey helmets on.”  This quote does not strike me as someone who has repeatedly missed cuts, and become a better soap-star than a professional golfer.  He seems to have regained his confidence, and I’m not saying he’s prime to become the Tiger of old, but even half of that Tiger can still compete and win golf tournaments.  Today at the first round of the tournament featuring some of the world’s best golfers, some notables are: Choi, Stricker, and Furyk.  Tiger looks like he is fitting in well, he shot a -3 today and sits a couple shots back of the leader Choi.  Hopefully, Tiger’s rebirth is for real because golf has not been the same without him.  I still am the guy to wake up at 5 a.m. to watch Saturday and Sunday of the British Open, but LezBeHonest, golf seems to have lost its momentum with Tiger’s off-course issues.  I will continue to watch the Chevron tournament out in L.A., for the hope that the real Tiger Woods can return to glory.  The game has missed you.

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