You can actually feel the earth move thanks to the media collectively dropping to their knees at once because Tiger is in contention.—
Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) June 03, 2012
Yes, let the media love-fest begin anew.
Tiger is back!
Sorry, for a minute there I thought another golf major had been won.
Funny, folks on Twitter seemed to think so.
#Tiger is BACK.—
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 03, 2012
Guess...who....is.....back!! Awesome!! Tiger tiger woods y'all!!—
Marc Warren (@MarcWarrenGolf) June 03, 2012
Tiger is back. Can't wait to get home and watch the highlights.—
Tyler Bray (@tbrayvol8) June 03, 2012
Tiger is BACK!!!—
Omid Ashtari (@omid) June 03, 2012
Say what y'all want but Tiger is back..—
olden polynice (@OldenPolynice1) June 03, 2012
Tiger is back!!—
Dan Dakich (@dandakich) June 03, 2012
Is Tiger back?
People who don't watch golf always tweet "Tiger's back" when he wins...The reality is he's never left, he just has inconsistent rounds!—
PeteЯ (@TigerNowitzki) June 03, 2012
No…at least not the version many sports fans/media are thinking of. Why? Because he is not the Tiger people remember him to be. The Tiger that was dominant. The Tiger that had no mercy on courses or opponents. The Tiger that….that….
That Tiger is long gone. Age, off-course issues have taken their toll.
Does that mean he will never be the way he was? No.
Nobody has ever gone back to their dominant self after enduring injuries and personal issues like Tiger. Have they? In an individual sport like golf?
But that does not mean he can’t be great again. He’ll win another major or two or perhaps three. Majors are what matter to Tiger. Everything else is just whipped cream with a cherry on top. (Insert your own joke here)
When (not if) he does win that next major, Tiger will be “back” as far as winning goes.
The once-feared Tiger Woods?
But a memory.