Tiger wins Memorial in dramatic fashion

I guess we can put a stop to those stories about whether Tiger can come back. Today’s win was vintage Tiger Woods, and now he has momentum heading into the US Open in a couple of weeks.

Dust off the Tiger Woods highlight reel and add another jaw-dropper, this one near the very top. From a downhill lie, to a green running away from him, and with a wall of water lurking if he went long, Tiger Woods hit a flop shot into the hole for birdie on the par-3 16th hole, one of the most amazing shots of his career, and went on to record his 73rd victory on Sunday.

The win at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village ties Woods with tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second place on the career victories list, trailing only Sam Snead (82), and gives Woods a surge of adrenaline heading into the U.S. Open at Olympic Club, which begins in 11 days.

“That was one of the most incredible golf shots I think you’ll ever see played,” Nicklaus said on the CBS telecast of Woods’s chip-in. “It wasn’t just the pitch shot. It was where he had to land it, and what he had to do, and what the penalties were if he didn’t make it. Unbelievable.”

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson dropped out of this invitational tournament after playing one lousy round. Things change quickly . . .

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Tiger wins 4th Memorial


Tiger Woods has won the Memorial today after a dramatic rally from four shots down in the final round. It would appear that for all intents and purposes Tiger is back and if not better, than at least as good as ever. This of course spells trouble for anybody actually trying to play against him. Golf.com had a great quote from second place finisher Jim Furyk after the tournament:

“I just didn’t beat one guy,” Furyk said. “It (stinks) finishing second. But he played better. A 7 under on those greens and with the conditions we dealt with, that’s pretty spectacular. I just wish you all would just quit (ticking) him off … so he has to come back and keep proving stuff. I think he answered a lot of questions today.”

Hopefully, this will silence all the reporters still questioning whether or not Tiger can regain his previous form. Although… it’d be nice to see a Nadal figure finally show up in the sport, not that I have anything against Tiger Woods, but a little rivalry would be quite nice.

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