All the secrets to Tiger Woods PGA comeback and Memorial victory
Tiger Woods was anything but a tiger following his last three starts on the PGA Tour. However, the former World No. 1 has stunned the world yet again by somehow acquiring fourth place in the world rankings, the highest of any American presently.
The 36-year-old veteran, Tiger Woods overpowered Spencer Levin and Rory Sabbatini to win his 73rd PGA Tour title by two shots. Lady Luck finally decided to favor the American legend on Sunday, which helped Tiger Woods hold a two shot advantage at the Memorial tournament.
Many consider this to be an emphatic victory for Tiger Woods, which leads to million dollar question – Is Tiger Woods back?
Well, with the 2012 U.S. Open just around the corner, Tiger Woods will undoubtedly be a fan favorite in the tournament. But what are the factors that led to Tiger Woods’ first deserved victory in a long time.
For starters, Tiger Woods’ putts were way better. Tiger Woods had 28, 32 and 29 putts in each round at the Memorial tournament. Now, good putts give you confidence and confidence leads to good pars and birdies. That is a brief version of Tiger Woods talismanic comeback to the PGA Tour at the Memorial tournament.
Gone were Tiger Woods’ wild swings that destroyed the momentum of his campaign. Instead Tiger Woods was composed and confident striking down the ball on each turn.
Bob Harig, a senior golf analyst for ESPN, reckons there was something different about Tiger Woods on the field. Tiger Woods seemed to have rediscovered his lost abilities like his composure and his ability to judge the distance with the iron.
“He had distance control with his irons,” Bob Harig said. “Woods led the field in greens in regulation but also hit numerous approach shots pin high, a sign of solid ball striking. He also gave himself those chances by hitting more fairways. He hit all but one Sunday.”
At the end of the day, Tiger Woods won at the Memorial tournament because he made the least number of mistakes. Tiger Woods had nearly half as many bogeys at the Memorial tournament as he did at the Masters. Tiger Woods had 8 bogeys at the Memorial tournament and 15 at the Masters.
If Tiger Woods has decided to make “limited mistakes” as his him game plan then the American icon should continue playing in the same manner because his game plan seems to be working for him.