The media was quick to tear Tiger Woods down from his pedestal in the sky for his private life indiscretions and the sport of golf has since lost their brightest star. Other “next ones” have shown signs, but no golf players has captured the hearts of so many and become such a dominant force as when Woods was doing his thing.
Injuries have kept woods off the greens, he recently split from his caddy and that made headlines, but now, for the first time after a very long time, Woods is back making headlines for what he does best, – no there’s not another mistress chirping- Woods is playing golf again, and he’s looking sharp.
After sitting out for about three months, Woods made his comeback to golf at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. He wasn’t vintage Tiger, but his opening round was the closest thing we’ve seen to a focussed and relaxed Tiger Woods in some time.
Woods shot an opening round of 2-under-par 68, shooting three birdies on the Firestone Country Club’s back nine after consecutive pars on the front nine to keep him in contention.
As far as the gambling industry is concerned, Woods return is welcomed with open arms. Woods was at one time the piston that drove golf betting into a frenzy and if he can put up a good showing in his comeback, he’ll certainly rejuvenate golf betting with his presence on the tour and in the upcoming President’s Cup.
The great thing about sports is that though the media loves to tear people off their pedestals, it’s equally quick to raise them back up again once they overcome their failures. If Woods starts winning again, it won’t be a surprise if he’s even more popular than before, albeit, with a little more haters chirping on the sideline.