Yesterday, amidst furrowed brows of speculation, Tiger Woods declared that he was officially returning to action. Tiger is going to be playing in next week’s Match Play in Marana, Arizona, his first competition since he had knee surgery.
Check out what the top golf minds think about his chances of winning:
GOLFWEEK ON TIGER’S RETURN
Will his return be glorious or will he be unable to match his prior brilliance? We’ll let you place your bets on that front. As for me, I’m heading to the driving range. It’s the middle of winter in New York, but that’s never stopped me before…
Ever the sportsman, top-ranked Tiger Woods says he voted for fellow golfer Padraig Harrington for PGA Tour Player of the Year, according to GOLF.com.
“It was nice to see Paddy play as well as he has,” Woods was quoted as saying in the article. “It was just a matter of – as I said, a matter of time. The confidence you get from winning one, and then two just proves it to you that one wasn’t a fluke, and it gives you all that confidence in the world. And look how he did it; he shot 32 on the back nine on both of them.”
Woods’ vote, notes reporter Michael Walker Jr., is particularly significant because the World No. 1 has voted for himself in the past.
On a semi-related note, we had no idea that Utah’s Healthsouth Medical Center – where Woods had arthroscopic surgery performed – served humble pie to its patients.