Rejuvenated Tiger out to improve poor Ryder Cup record

Sherman Parsons
September 28, 2018

Though the 2019 Masters is still more than six months away, Woods's performance at the Tour Championship makes him the favorite to win the green jacket, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Much has happened since, including four back surgeries and his arrest for driving under the influence of painkillers in May a year ago which showed the world a champion at his lowest. Sam has so far won 82 championships while Woods has won 80.

The spiralling interest in the Ryder Cup means the biennial golf showpiece hardly needs hyping up but the stunning return to form of Tiger Woods, culminating in his first tournament victory for five years on Sunday, has undoubtedly added some extra French frisson to the event starting in Paris on Friday.

"But this is under different circumstances", Woods said to media after the final round. He felt like he wanted to get up and just hit a few.

The timing of the win, which came after several near misses this season, could hardly have been better with Woods representing the United States in the Ryder Cup this weekend.

They chased after any inch of grass they could find to watch the ending. Not that 12 of the best players on the planet are short on it, but these younger players get juiced when Woods is in the room, how much more so when Woods is leading off the alternate shot matches.

'To be able to have shared what I did with them at The Open this year, I had a chance, I had the lead.

Only when he was on the green, the last one to putt after Rory McIlroy tapped in for birdie, did it start to sink in. "We're going to. I think we're all going to sleep well".

"Tiger Woods winning golf tournaments is something that's brilliant and I think we all benefit from it, " Bjorn said. His embrace of the team event and the strategy that goes with it has been stunning to watch unfold but I think beneficial to the USA side.

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He paused as his voice started to crack.

They had to feel it, touch it, see it with their own eyes.

He earned a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The first photo features the words "He's done" printed behind the golfer's back, while the second photo shows Woods celebrating his most recent victory and completes the sentence with "it again".

He was becoming a legend on in video highlights.

Woods finished with an 11-under 269 and took home $1.62 million. McIlroy faded early. Justin Rose faded late.

After finishing the 18th hole, Woods was greeted by his girlfriend Erica Herman, who gave him a celebratory hug and kiss.

Johnson has now been No. 1 in the world for 78 weeks in his career.

This is Tiger's big day, and nothing was going to change it.

Billy Horschel closed the gap to four shots after after a four-under-par final round 66, but Woods looked to be in control. That was when he was regularly winning multiple times every season, compiling trophies at a rate never before seen in golf. Golf was the least of his concerns, so much that he once said anything else he achieved would be "gravy".

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