July 25, 2014

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Tiger Tale

Tiger's Woods march to golfing immortality continues with another thriller on Sunday.

Our WTAP Sports poll asked "Will Tiger Woods win this weekend?"  The poll opened on Friday morning and ran through Sunday.

75% of those who responded to the poll voted No.  Really....you would bet against Tiger Woods?  That's almost like betting the sun won't come up on Monday.

As I watched Tiger line up a sixteen foot birdie putt on the final hole of Sunday's Arnold Palmer Invitational, there was no doubt in my mind that he would make it.  I couldn't help but think that the same thought was running through Tiger's mind, and the mind of soon to be second place finisher Sean O'Hair, at the same moment.

Winning never gets old.  When Tiger's putt disappeared in the cup for the victory,  Tiger exploded with joy, just as if it was his first win on the  tour.

It was his first win  since coming of major reconstructive knee surgery.    That operation came after Tiger's storybook victory in the U.S. Open last June on a blown out knee.

It was his 66th win on the PGA Tour, including 14 Majors.    For casual golf fans, those numbers may be  hard to grasp.   But when you consider that Tiger is just in his early thirties, and he's all ready surpassed  legends Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan in PGA victories and Majors.

Next up on Tiger Woods "do do" list is Sam Snead's all time victory record of 82, and Jack Nicklaus' all time pro Majors record of 18.

Barring injury, Tiger Woods break should break those records....and every other standard in golf.

When Jack Nicklaus ruled the golf world, the question was asked "When will the next Jack Nicklaus come along?.   It took about 40 years for that to happen.

When will the next Tiger Woods come along?  Maybe never.   So just  sit back and watch a Master at work in his prime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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