Sunday, March 29, 2009
I was watching the end of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a good buddy of mine. Sean O'Hair had let Tiger Woods back in the tournament, but a 17th hole erratum by Mr. Woods let O'Hair with a punchers chance of taking out Woods.
You all know what happened next. Perfect tee shot, exceptional approach and a putt that never had a chance of missing led to Tiger winning in just his third start after eight months away. Critics? Talk to you later. Skeptics? Peace be with you. Doubters? The knee is fine.
It is moments like today that make Tiger Woods better than any other athlete. LeBron James is getting close, but there is too much team with basketball. Tiger lined up for that putt, hit it and there was hardly a question that it would find the bottom of the cup and we'd get a celebration that we haven't seen since Torrey Pines.
He is our sport orgasm, and that is really the only way I can truly describe it.
Watch out Augusta, Tiger's back and it could get downright scary again.
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