Hideki Matsuyama and Webb Simpson finished in the fourth-place knot with Rose, while Rory McIlroy, playing with Woods in the final group on Sunday, shot 74 to finish in a tie for seventh place with Rickie Fowler, 2017 Tour Championship victor, Xander Schauffele, and Justin Thomas. Streaming was also way up, as you would expect: the final round of the Tour Championship resulted in 18.4 million minutes streamed, up 561% from a year ago. It was also the most-watched tournament round of the season, excluding Majors. And golf fans everywhere have never been happier to be wrong.
“I started tearing up a little bit”, Woods said.
Woods was a vice captain at the Presidents Cup a year ago this week and said he envisioned a scenario where he never returned to competition.
Not even John Daly, the long-ball-hitting, tee-off-a-beer-can-swinging and every-man’s favorite golfer whose notoriety for going hard resulted in a cocktail bearing his name, received as much scrutiny.
The 14-time major champion warmed up for this weekend’s Ryder Cup in style, before conceding his injury woes had him anxious he may never mount a credible return to the sport’s summit.
Once upon a time, Tiger Woods was arguably the greatest athlete of all time. A statement confirmed that was true and over the next days and weeks the reasons behind the crash became clearer, with Woods pulling out of charity tournaments, then admitting he had “let his family down” with “transgressions” and ultimately announcing an indefinite break from golf.
With his 43rd birthday approaching in December, Woods’ supporters will argue he is back in the race to win five more Majors and overhaul Nicklaus’ career tally of 18.
“I think it’s special for him now to kind of join these younger players as a team-mate”.
Thomas Bjorn believes he has the strongest ever set of European rookies at his disposal and his backed his newcomers to impress in their Ryder Cup debuts.
Then there is Tiger Woods, who forced his way onto the team by becoming a staple at the top of major leaderboards once again and validated that decision with his win at the Tour Championship. “Am I going to be able to sit, stand, walk, lay down without feeling the pain that I was in”.
Following his May 2017 arrest, in which he told officers he had a bad reaction to prescription drugs, Woods said in July that he had sought treatment to deal with issues regarding his medication.
Woods very almost won the FedExCup too, but Britain’s Justin Rose birdied the 18th to secure top spot and the £7.6million prize. Westgate lists Woods at -220 to win the match-play event over Lefty, who is tabbed at +180 to win. “I thought it was pretty cool, and I went to the driving range the next day”.
Again, this European team is ripe with talent that will be a force in this event for the next decade, but it is facing a juggernaut this year in France. Coming down 18 – between our second and third shots, he said, “This is like Jack in “80 at Baltusrol”.