Now it’s time for the magnificent. For one day Tiger Woods was his old self with his come from behind victory in the Memorial on Sunday.
It was Woods’ 73rd career tour victory. He tied Jack Nicklaus for #2 all time behind Sam Sneed. It was fitting that it was at Nicklaus’ course. Woods used an incredible finish to not only win, but win going away. Woods trailed going into the sixteenth hole when everything changed. Woods made one of the most incredible golf shots that I have ever seen. Check it out below:
Meanwhile Rory Sabatini and Spencer Levin were in the process of melting down one hole behind. I’m not even sure that it was a matter of them melting down it may have just been a spectacular effort by Woods. Woods did what most all the other golfers did on sixteen all day long, miss the green. He buried his tee shot behind the green in the rough and was staring at a possible bogey on a hole that had gotten the best of almost every other golf that had played it on Sunday. What happened next was pretty amazing. Woods hit an absolutely perfect golf shot that hit the top of the green, nestled into the hole below and gave Woods a share of the tournament lead. Woods gave his signature fist pump and you could just see his confidence rise. Wood’s hit a perfect iron to get within 12 feet of the hole on seventeen. He missed out on that birdie chance, but behind him sixteen was taking a toll on Rory Sabatini. When Sabatini bogied sixteen it gave Woods a lead he would never relinquish. Woods left no doubt when he hit another perfect iron within 10 feet on 18 and knocked down the birdie putt to take a two shot lead. Just like that Woods went from trailing to winning the tournament. It was his best performance by far since his comeback attempt started three years ago. It’s really the first time, albeit for just three holes, that I have seen Woods be that much better than the rest of the field since he started his comeback. This was the kind of thing Woods did on a regular basis when he was on his game. It will be interesting to see where this performance takes him.
Until next time…