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Sports Opinion: Tiger is back, and he's still capable of winning the Masters

16:55  10 march  2018
16:55  10 march  2018 Source:   thebiglead.com

Tiger Woods' recent play has led to skyrocketing ticket prices for the Masters Tournament

  Tiger Woods' recent play has led to skyrocketing ticket prices for the Masters Tournament Tiger Woods' recent play has led to skyrocketing ticket prices for the Masters Tournament

Of course, he ’ s still got a lot of golf to play this week, and next at Bay Hill where he has had Now it’s time to unleash those hot takes and I’ll start by saying that Tiger Woods is still capable of winning While there is no guarantee that Woods will win the Masters again, it doesn’t seem as farfetched of a

But he 'll also be in a familiar position in Vegas: at the top of the betting board. Now it' s time to unleash those hot takes and I'll start by saying that Tiger Woods is still capable of winning the Masters this year.

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Tiger Woods reacts after a putt on the 16th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida.© Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Tiger Woods reacts after a putt on the 16th green during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on March 9, 2018 in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Tiger Woods is currently tied for the lead at the Valspar Championship in his first appearance at this event.

Woods finished his first round on Thursday at one-under par, and got off to a very solid start on Friday with two birdies on the back nine (his first nine) and one on the 2nd hole to get to four-under and tie the leaders. He took the outright lead on the par-5 fifth hole with another birdie when he climbed to five-under, but gave that shot back with an unfortunate bogey on his final hole of the round.

Tiger Woods commits to next two tournaments: Valspar Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational

  Tiger Woods commits to next two tournaments: Valspar Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational With the two starts, Tiger Woods will play four of five weeks, an encouraging nod to the status of his surgically repaired back. He also would have at least five starts before heading down Magnolia Lane for the Masters, which he has won four times.“After a good recovery week I’m committing to play the @ValsparChamp and @APinv next two weeks,” Woods tweeted.In last week’s Honda Classic, Woods, who missed a year of play after having spinal fusion surgery last year, finished 12th, his best placement since tying for 10th in the 2015 Wyndham Championship.

His back problems continued in 2017, forcing him to withdraw from a European Tour event in Dubai in February and the Masters Tournament in March. Opinion : Tiger ' s resurgence defies logic and naysayers. Tiger Woods is Now the Betting Favorite to Win the Masters .

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As a Tiger homer, and someone who has continuously said that Tiger isn't done yet even through all the questions regarding his health, this pleases me greatly. I haven't wavered in my belief that he could make a comeback, and watching Phil Mickelson battle it out with Henrik Stenson at The Open Championship a couple of years ago only increased my belief that with the proper rest and rehab, and a new mentality about his own game, that he is still capable of making a comeback.

Of course, he's still got a lot of golf to play this week, and next at Bay Hill where he has had success before, but does anyone who has been watching this comeback truly believe that Tiger isn't back? That he isn't capable of putting together four rounds of golf that will put him in contention on Sunday?

Woods cards 1-under 70 in opening round at Valspar Championship

  Woods cards 1-under 70 in opening round at Valspar Championship An up-and-down first round at the Valspar Championship was finished strong by Tiger Woods, who posted a solid score of 1-under-par 70 on Thursday. An up-and-down first round at the Valspar Championship was finished strong by Tiger Woods, who posted a solid score Woods started and finished the day with birdies, and showed flashes of his old self, but also sprinkled in four bogeys to stunt his move up the leaderboard.Here's a look at one of his best tee shots of the day on 17:The club twirl should have given it away.

Opinion : Tiger is back , and he ' s still capable of winning the Masters . It's happening! “ He ’ s getting better every round. He ’ s driving it 10 times better than he was at the start of the year.” Still , Woods is trying to temper expectations, as he has all year.

No, he ' s not leading right now. But on a day when Woods was installed as the Masters favorite, he certainly showed a lot of proof why. Opinion : Tiger 's resurgence defies logic and naysayers. WATCH Tiger Woods make back -to- back birdies to co-lead at Bay Hill.

Now it's time to unleash those hot takes and I'll start by saying that Tiger Woods is still capable of winning the Masters this year.

WHAT?

Yes, I know that sounds insane to say, but if there is one course that Woods knows how to not only minimize his mistakes but take advantage of, it's Augusta National. He's improving from week to week this year and even though he has yet to win, that doesn't mean he isn't ready to.

The last time Woods played in the Masters was in 2015, a year he was struggling on the course and had the yips, and he still managed to finish T17 at five-under behind a few other big names like Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, and Sergio Garcia. That's a respectable score considering all his body had and has been through.

This year Tiger seems more prepared physically and mentally for Augusta than he has since 2013 when he finished tied for fourth. While there is no guarantee that Woods will win the Masters again, it doesn't seem as farfetched of a belief as it has in the past.

Tiger says he's fine after hitting hand on tree in 1st round at Valspar

  Tiger says he's fine after hitting hand on tree in 1st round at Valspar A wayward tee shot on the 16th hole could have been Tiger Woods' undoing during the opening round at the Valspar Championship on Thursday, but instead, Tiger provided one of the shots of the day by punching out from the trees and saving par.However, one of those trees gave Woods a bit of trouble, as Tiger whacked his left hand during his follow-through, prompting some questions about his health following the round.Despite the serious-looking blow, Tiger said he was fine, and that it was actually his forearm and not his hand that hurt afterward, according to ESPN's Bob Harig.

Masters Ranking: The top 13 picks to win the 2018 Masters : If Tiger Plays, 2018 Masters Tickets Could Overcoming the hurdle of winning again is tough enough, but doing it at a major will be extra difficult. Of course, he still has a couple more weeks to get back into the winner' s circle elsewhere first.

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So, tune in and watch because this could be one of the greatest comebacks of all time.

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Tiger Woods is back and so are the galleries as the 14-times major winner sent a jolt of excitement through the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, carding a four-under 68 that had the crowd around Bay Hill Golf Club buzzing. After a long absence from the game as he dealt with back issues, Woods's comeback and return to form have energized golf in ways not seen since he dominated the sport.Tigermania was back at Bay Hill as Woods climbed to the top of the early first-round leaderboard when he rolled in a monster 71-foot birdie putt on the seventh to spark a massive roar from the crowd.

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