Monday, July 2, 2012

Tiger has message for detractors: "Here we are"

It wasn't a major, but Tiger Woods tense AT&T National win at Congressional over Bo Van Pelt in the sweltering heat on Sunday made history and he let everyone know he was back afterwards.

"I remember there was a time when people said I could never win again," Woods said with a dramatic pause.  "That was six months ago," he continued with a grin.  "Here we are."

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Woods won for the third time this year, the most of anyone on the PGA Tour,  and it was the 74th win of his career.  The victory moved him past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the tour list— eight wins short of the record set by Sam Snead.

In front of thousands of fans, who showed up after they were barred on Saturday because of storm damage, Woods overcame early mistakes and out-dueled Van Pelt on the back nine to take home the trophy.

Nicklaus was 46 years old when he got his last tour victory.  Tiger is only 36.

"What an incredible week," said Woods.  "Everybody, thank you for being patient with us.  Yesterday was a silent day.  I think everyone saved up for today.  What an atmosphere to play in front of."

Van Pelt— who had his opponent in his clutches after Woods hit a spectator on the 16th with a tee shot— then ran off a series of errors to fall behind.

"I'd say he's playing the best golf in the world right now," said Van Pelt about the No. 4 ranked golfer in the world.

Afterwards, Tiger didn't roar— but his wide grin said it all— I'm back!

8 comments:

  1. Tiger, I am proud of you. Keep up the great work,Sir. And keep smiling and focusing and trust the Lord with your life. Shake the haters,nay sayers, and all Judas' off. Now say something. Bless you!

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  2. You tell them Tiger!!! LMAO@ Tiger's grin!!!

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  3. LOVE THAT SMILE, IT SAYS IT ALL. YEP, HE'S BACK, AND THOSE OF US WHO "KEPT THE FAITH" KNEW IT WAS NOT OVER. HE HAS MANY MORE WINS IN HIM, AND I HOPE I'M AROUND TO SEE THEM ALL. GO TIGER GO!

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  4. That ain't a smile. That's a GRIN! From lobe to lobe! Tiger didn't roar but you can bet those on the PGA sure heard one. That perfectly played low-draw 9-iron he played on the 18th and final hole at last week's AT-T's tournament surely had most of those in the professional circles gawking! To many it signaled the return of Tiger! To me, he's never been gone. Just on an extented vacation!!!!

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  5. Big wow, Tiger. Way to win back some fans, puff yourself up and blow your own horn. Some people said you'd never cheat on your wife and make a spectacle of yourself either. What a cocky jackass.

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    1. Get over yourself Fancy, that is old news, and frankly none of your business. Are you holier than thou? We are talking golf not morals, sorry about that.

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    2. Fancy, you hit the nail on the head. When it came time for morals to be handed out, Tiger must have gone home early whimpering about of one of his ailing excuses.

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  6. Im just glad that Im around to see history being made. Last year, Mcelroy was oedained as the next Tiger, well, seems that was a bit premature as the real Tiger is still here and will be for a long time.
    What a final round last week, head to head toe to toe battling each other and only a mistake by one gave the win to the other. The way a tournament should be decided, on hole #71. Great job by Bo hanging in.

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