Through out the month of October, Tiger Woods took to Twitter and put out multiple videos of himself in action, tirelessly working to get his game to the near perfection it once was. One of the videos (below) was a slow motion shot of himself striking the ball with the caption, “Return of the Stinger”.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 23, 2017
Tiger’s patented “stinger” had long been one of his signature shots during his reign as the world’s best golfer. Seeing that video on twitter had me, and I’m sure golf fans worldwide, itching to see him back in action. Shortly after he posted that video, it was announced that Tiger will be participating in the Hero World Challenge at Albany golf course in the Bahamas, marking the start of his comeback to competitive golf.
After watching Tiger play in round one on Thursday, 9 months since his last professional tournament, and round two on Friday, there was no doubt that Tiger is back. Clearly playing with a freer swing than we’ve seen in the past couple years, it is easy to believe that Tiger meant it when he said he was approaching full health once again. Tiger finished round one with a score of three under par putting him in a four way tie at eighth place. Not only did he post a round one score to be happy with, he was also in a good spot to be a legit contender to win this tournament after the first day.
In round two, he’s come out with even more fire as he is currently 9-under and leading the pack with only 7 holes to go. I know that it is only out of 18 golfers, but it is a very upper echelon group of players in which 16 of them rank in the top 30 of the World Golf Rankings. Seeing Tiger out there playing with confidence, from fist pumps to par saves, and competing once again was truly awesome. Tiger shaped the sport of professional golf into what it is now and it would be great for the PGA Tour and the game as a whole to see him comeback and compete for the world’s number one ranking once again. I amongst many other golf fans, am hoping for Tiger’s utmost success in his return. Once being one of the world’s most dominant athletes I truly believe if anybody can do it, it’s Tiger Woods. So a message for all, forget about his past mistakes and enjoy watching Tiger claw back to the top!