Is Tiger Back?

On Sunday, September 23, Tiger Woods did what a lot of people thought he couldn’t do again: WIN a tour championship. With this win, he is the 2nd player to reach 80 wins in PGA tour history.

Tiger Woods has had a tough 5 years since he last won the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He has had 4 back surgeries and has missed 9 cuts. He told PGA.TOUR,”There was a point in time I didn’t know if I’d ever do this again.” That is a tough spot to be in when Tiger is arguably the most recognized person of color in the golf world.

The tournament started on Thursday at East Lake and he finished 5 under par with an eagle on the 18th hole. In the second round he finished 7 under par, hitting a double bogey in the 16 hole. In the 3rd round, he finished 12 under par giving himself a nice 3 stroke lead into the final day.

On the last round and 18th hole, while Tiger was walking to the green, he had a huge crowd engulfing him. Everyone was happy to see Tiger doing so well and back to his winning ways. He won by 2 strokes and secured that coveted 80th win.

Here’s what to expect from Tiger next; he will be competing in the Ryder cup in Paris September 28th – 30th. After the PGA Tour season, Woods will play Phil Mickelson in a $9 million head-to-head match in Las Vegas on Thanksgiving weekend.

If you don’t normally watch golf, you need to start with Tiger. Golf tournaments are normally on NBC or NBC Golf, so catch him this Saturday.