Intentional Upset: Tiger’s Pretty Damn Good
You know, if he applies himself, this Eldrick fella might have a future in golf…
Proving that controversy surrounding some unfortunate vocabulary choices is meaningless to him, Tiger Woods went to work on the Buick Invitational in such a surgical manner, he rendered Sunday’s round almost unnecessary. Woods dominated so thoroughly, some are thinking the PGA Grand Slam (Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA Championship) is well within his reach.
Woods’ dominating Buick Invitational victory was his fifth tour win in six tries and his 62nd overall… his lone non-win in the last six? A second-place finish. Like I said, he might have a future in this sport. Oh yeah, it was his fourth straight Buick Invitational victory.
I suppose the only thing upsetting about Woods’ performance would be from his opponent’s perspective. You just have to know they are all sitting there wondering, “Is he ever going to cool off?” No, it really doesn’t look it anytime soon… A closer look at Tiger’s eight-stroke victory:
* In 72 holes , he was 19 strokes under par (this could’ve been 20-plus if not for three uncharacteristic bogeys on the back nine).
* Speaking of bogeys, he only had five all weekend.
* Second place was 11 under, a whopping eight strokes back.
* Woods’ 62 PGA victory, equaling Arnold Palmer for fourth all-time.
* The victory earned Tiger a cool $936,000.
And just think, this is how he started his professional golf season. Will his assault on golf’s overall leadeboard continue? What’s even scarier is Woods thinks he’s only going to get better:
“I’m still getting better,” he said. “I still have holes in my game that I need to fix and need to improve on. I just think that what I’ve been working on, I’m headed in the right direction.”