TIGER WOODS BACK ON TOP – Tiger Woods is back to what many feel is his rightful position as the World’s No.1 Golfer. His reign was achieved over the weekend by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitation; despite a tornado ripping through the course on Sunday.
The win now puts Rory McIlroy, who has held the number one spot for the last 8 months in to second position after winning the tournament with a two-stroke lead over England’s Justin Rose. Full Leaderboard Results
The Arnold Palmer Invitation, at Bay Hill, is without doubt one of Tiger’s favourite events and has over the years won the tournament on a number of occasions.
This recent victory Tiger will no doubt give Tiger the confidence he needs in order to secure his next major title at which he will be eyeing up in the up and coming Masters at Augusta National.
There is no question that Tiger is one of the all time greatest golfers and can proudly put him alongside Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicholas, Sam Snead and other great golfing champions.
Many ardent Tiger Woods fans, including myself, are certain that he will achieve his two ultimate goals of firstly winning the most majors, which current he has 14 under his belt, while the record is 18; and the most tournament wins, currently held by Sam Snead at 82 wins, although Tiger is catching up fast at what now stands as 77 wins.
Many are hoping that Tigers problems are now well and truly behind him and that now he can move on and concentrate on doing what he does best, striking golf ball and sinking it in that little cup.
For anyone who does not play golf it is impossible to explain the feelings one gets to watch a beautifully struck ball or how sinking it in a hole from a good distance on the putting green. It is, in my view, one of the most satisfying sports in the world but it can also be the cruelest. There are day, professionals and amateurs alike, where nothing seems to go right and yet at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Tiger Woods experience the side of golf that makes you feel invincible and that no matter how you strike the ball it is going exactly where you want it.
It was a gripping tournament from start to finish, and certainly not without drama as the tornado ripped through the course.
I, like many Tiger fans, was thrilled at his win and it was a delight to see how well control his game was, even when at times things went a little wayward, it never appeared as if Tiger lost control and managed to stay completely focused on his swing.
Well done Tiger!