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15 March 2018

Tiger is Back and Everyone is Loving it.

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Tiger is Back and Everyone is Loving it.

By Jonathan Jimenez

 

Coming off a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship, Tiger Woods is finally back! It is not an illusion this time; Tiger is finally healthy and looking good, real good. The 42-year-old former #1 golfer defied spine-fusion surgery last April, the latest of four back operations, to finish just one shot shy of a playoff for 1st place.

Fans and opponents alike couldn’t be happier. Paul Casey who came in at first place said “If I don’t win this thing I actually want Tiger to win it,” Casey expressed these feelings on multiple occasions, including at his winner’s press conference. He along with everyone else knows, when Tiger is good, golf is way more interesting.

The third round of the Valspar increased viewership on the Golf Channel up to 181% more then on the same day last year. The final round drew a 5.11 overnight rating, good enough for the highest audience outside the majors since the 2013 Players Championship, which was won by Tiger Woods. It was the highest non-Masters rating since the 2015 PGA Championship. The event also had 27.2 million minutes streamed across Golf Channel and NBC Sports digital platforms — the most-streamed PGA Tour event ever for the network. Not to mention all the love and support across all social media platforms, from fans, golfers and celebrities.

Today, Tiger is back at it playing at Bay Hill, a place he has done very well at; winning eight times, including his last two trips there, 2012 and 2013. Currently, Tiger is doing well and is on the prowl, sitting atop the leaders at Bay Hill in at 2nd place with a four-under 68, just one back of Jimmy Walker, who just finished up a five-under 67. So far it has truly been a remarkable return for the man who can single handedly carry the sport of golf. With his latest performance it is no surprise that he is back to being the Vegas odds on favorite, which is something we haven’t seen since 2014. It’s hard not to get carried away because this comeback has just gotten underway, but it’s Tiger Woods and we know how great he can be. Can my dreams of him surpassing Jack Nicholas still come to fruition? It’s a long shot, but hey if he’s healthy one can still dream.

 

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