working on a comeback
We hear reports that the real Tiger is out there, maybe grooving his new swing under the eyes
of his new coach, Sean Foley, maybe working by himself. Woods is expected to continue using
a new putter, the Nike Method, after achieving immortality with his old Scotty Cameron. He is
newly single, knocking around his remodeled estate on Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, and it's
an open secret that he will show up for this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines with
a new bag sponsor, the first sponsor to come to him, instead of run away, in about a year.
Like we did last year, we still hold out hope for his return, this time at San Diego's famous
seaside muni. Woods has won there seven times as a pro, including the 2008 U.S. Open.
When all eyes focus on Tiger Woods as he places his Nike atop a tee Thursday, will it really be him?
And what about the history, the legacy? What about his long-stated goal of reaching the 18 majors
won by Jack Nicklaus, and then going beyond into uncharted territory?
Maybe the beginning of the end for Woods came well before the Great Unraveling of his image,
when he gave up a two-stroke lead to Y.E. Yang on Sunday at the 2009 PGA.
Or maybe Woods still has one big burst of magic left to show to the world. If you're into
excellence, you hope for it. Tiger's been stuck at 14 majors for 30 months.
Poor Eldrick, does he have any "excellence" left to show us?
They say he's won Torrey Pines eight times - big f-ing deal.
That won't help him this weekend when he looks up at the sky and sees an
airplane towing a sign that says, "We miss you Tiger! Deja Vu Showgirls!"
It's my guess that Tiger won't be great again until he learns humility
but I don't think his massive ego wants to learn what humility is.