Tiger Woods won the Chevron World Challenge yesterday by one shot over Zach Johnson. It was Woods’ first win in over two years.
Make no mistake, this was not only a good start for Tiger, but a great start for golf.
Let’s be honest with something here – golf needs Tiger more than Tiger needs golf. Ratings for the last few major tournaments have suffered in Tiger’s absence/bad play. No one wants to tune in to see Rory McIlroy as much as they want to see Tiger.
More viewership = more eyes = more $$$. If Tiger continues to win or even stay competitive (top 5) going into the final round, golf – and the other golf players – would be eternally grateful.
Period, end of discussion.
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You’re absolutely right…this is great for golf. They have a couple of up-and-comers that will be exciting in the coming years, but they need Goliath back.
Here’s the deal: while people love the underdogs, there is nothing better than seeing some Goliaths slugging it out. I mean, did anyone pay attention to the UConn-Butler college basketball final last spring?
I didn’t think so…
As a golfer, I absolutely agree! The past two years have been boring without Tiger Woods in his traditional red Nike shirt doing a fist pumps in the final round on Sunday. Tiger brings excitement to the game of golf like no other player can!