Tiger Woods Win, Tiger Woods’ win at Doral reminds us all he’s still the best in the world, The interesting thing about Sunday at Doral was it seemed everyone, including Tiger Woods’ playing partner, was convinced the tournament was already over before it started. That’s the impact that Tiger has on golf when he’s really, really honed in.
Woods won his second PGA Tour event of 2013 on Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship with what appeared to be a victory lap instead of a final round thanks to a hot start and not much push from the players that were biting at his heels. Woods shot a final round 71 that included two bogeys over his last three holes, but the lead had increased so much those holes didn’t matter.
Back when Tiger Woods was Tiger Woods we expected final rounds to look like this. Woods would go in with a big lead and you knew what was bound to happen. He would make some early birdies, hit a lot of irons off tees and make sure to find the fat part of every green because he was in such command of his golf ball that he was able to do that.
The last few wins haven’t been quite so comfortable. Sure, he rolled at Torrey Pines but he didn’t have a lot of pressure from the best in the world. That wasn’t the case on Sunday at Doral. Names like Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Graeme McDowell were behind him and a host of other of golf’s upper echelon were just a few back of those names but it didn’t matter. Tiger went out with a mission, and for the first time since 2008 he has the golf swing to accomplish that mission.