This was significant because it was a full tour event against a strong field, and a performance so clean that he was never seriously challenged on the back nine. Woods played flawlessly. He was dominant.
In short, he’s baaaaaaaack – and golf is good for it.
Let’s be real about something: golf was relevant from a ratings and interest standpoint when Woods was dominant. Viewers tuned in the last day of a golf tournament to see if Tiger either holds on for the win or if he will stage a comeback.
Did you honestly think that people cared to see a few no-namers compete on the last day of a tournament. Hell even when Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy were in contention, it’s nothing like seeing Woods in contention.
Hell if you don’t believe me, do a study of how much golf made before and after Woods came on the scene. I didn’t think so…