“I hit two good putts.”
“It feels awesome, whatever it is.”
Tiger is relieved, Tiger is confident, Tiger is a winner…again, for the first time in over 2 years. After trailing Zach Johnson by 1-shot after 54 holes, they battled neck and neck coming down the wire, to have Tiger birdie 17 and 18 to win by 1 shot.
Since his last win at the 2009 Australian Master, Tiger has had 8 Top 10s and 0 wins. At this same event last year, Tiger finished 2nd to Graeme McDowell in a playoff, after hitting 2 clutch shots on 18. This year, Tiger his another great shot on 18. But this time, Zach Johnson missed his birdie putt and Tiger made his.
This was Tiger’s 4th win at this event and his win couldn’t have come at a better time. Personally, I think Tiger will win two majors next year. Seeing his emotion on 17 and 18 was a thing of beauty. He’s back, folks.
TW sported a red polo, with a black vest over it and black trousers. He also wore the white version of the Nike Free-Inspired prototype shoe, which is non-traditional as he typically wears black shoes on Sunday.
With this win, Tiger moves to 20th in the World Golf Rankings
Fellow Nike Golf athlete, Paul Casey, finished 3rd.