|Tiger Woods at the 2009 AT&T National.|
It has become a popular phrase, whether watching in person or from afar, as we’ve followed Tiger Woods through these tumultuous couple of years. Woods does something right—anything right, really—and there are the inevitable cries of, “He’s back!”That’s easy for me. As a couple of commenters at Local Knowledge said, Tiger is back when he wins again. First, a regular event. And then a major.
The point is, even as he’s plummeted down the world rankings, there have been at least glimpses of the player that made us all so fascinated with Woods in the first place, something we’ve touched upon several times before. But it does inspire an important question: as he approaches his 36th birthday, what is now the definition of “back” for Woods?
How could “back” mean anything else for the era’s greatest golfer, a man who has won 71 PGA Tour titles and 14 majors?
What do you think?
−The Armchair Golfer
(Photo credit: Chase McAlpine, Flickr, Creative Commons license)