Thursday, July 28, 2011
THE TIGER WOODS RAPTURE IS UPON US!!!
Yes, it is the second coming ... of 2011 ... of Tiger Woods. No, I'm not sure anything about Tiger Woods' return is in Revelations, but still, Tiger coming back is big news, right?
Woods announced earlier Thursday afternoon that he'd be back next week at Firestone, blatantly stealing the thunder from Trevor Immelman's impressive 64 at the Greenbrier. He did it via Twitter and his website, and if you're a golf fan, this is only good news.
Why did he pick next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational? Simple. The guy has won the event seven times at this golf course, and above all that, there is no cut at the tournament, so he will get four full rounds no matter if his golf game likes it or not.
It is worth noting; Tiger has won at Firestone a lot, but last season he shot rounds of 74-72-75-77, the equivalent of Larry Bird going 0-30 in the Boston Garden or Pete Sampras losing in the first round of Wimbledon. Still, Tiger is back and we should all get excited because if nothing else, Tiger sparks big interests in golf.
Who are the big winners? Tiger, Bryon Bell (his new caddie and longtime friend), the WGC and the PGA Championship.
The big losers? Steve Williams, the Greenbrier and especially, especially swing coach Sean Foley, who said earlier this week that Tiger hadn't hit range balls at all, basically telling us that Tiger is doing to Foley what he used to do to Hank Haney.
But Tiger is back, so get a ton of bottled water and canned foods for next Thursday, so you can be fully hydrated before he tees it up. Should be fun, no matter which way he goes.