Is Tiger 'back' already, or does he still have more to prove?
Is it too soon, considering this was his first win since 2009?
It's tough to say for sure, but it definitely seems like it.
One British bookmaker has him at 4-1 odds to win at Augusta, right ahead of Rory McIlroy, who's sitting at 5-1.
If the Arnold Palmer Invitational is indicative of a return to form, then he should be the favorite at every single tournament he plays. The 'old' Tiger was favored every time he stepped on the course, and deservedly so.
However, there's a chance that this could just be a random win. You know... just like a lot of other guys.
If that's the case, then putting your money behind Tiger could be a huge mistake, especially since the payout is pretty mediocre.
Tiger has historically been dominant at Augusta National, and is already a 4-time Masters champion. But then again, there are a lot of things that Tiger USED to be, and he has been very different over the last two and a half years.
Personally, I'm hoping he's back. Golf is a little more entertaining when Tiger's out dominating the field, giving everyone someone to root for (or against, if you like).
When he's not at his best, it seems like a crapshoot. There are a lot of very good golfers out there, and anyone could win at any given time. At his best, Tiger's the greatest of all time.
Is he back for real? Or was this just his weekend to benefit from the crapshoot known as the PGA Tour without the 'old' Tiger?