AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods has just done something that he hasn’t done in a while. He won a tournament that he should have won. “Which tournament”, you ask? The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational – the last time he did that was in 2009.
But guess what?
What matters is what he does next week. Let’s see how Eldrick performs at the PGA Championship – he is going to try to do something else he hasn’t done in a while — win a major championship.
The world No. 1 could have dougied all day and still beat par Sunday to polish off a “statement win” at Firestone Country Club. He has, now, won a WGC event for the 18th time (no one else has more than three). He has won 79 tournaments, all together, in his career.
Woods will go for win No. 80 and his 15th major title next week in the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Eldrick hasn’t won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open (5 years, a car accident, and beating by his, now, ex-wife and a whole heap of alimony payments ago), a 0-for-17 streak that has stalled his pursuit of the record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus. At one point, back in 2008, it seemed as if Woods would have surpassed Nicklaus’ record a long time ago.
But that was before homie started leaving voice mails on the cellphones of side pieces.
Can he do it?
Well, we we definitely find out. Every media outlet, this side of TMZ, will be reporting his every swing.
America can’t get enough of Mr.Woods, who has seeming made a Chris Brown-esque type come back in the eyes of the media.