Expectations are high for Tiger Woods at Augusta


Tiger Woods has had a promising career in the past few years. He was close to beating Zach Johnson in the 2013 World Challenge and he was able to get third at a European Tour in Turkey. After enduring back surgery and taking time off for three months, Tiger has made a promising recovery. He has tied for 69th at the Open Championship, and then returned to the World Challenge in December. In light of the chipping problems he faced and one of his career-worst scores at the World Challenge, he had a new, free swing. So he must be ready for a win, right?

Augusta National is one of the most challenging golf courses in the world however; Tiger demonstrated a great practice round and managed to shoot a 74 with five birdies! So, regardless of the 13 holes in which he was 7 over par, he may have a good chance of competing and placing amongst the top 10 players. Tiger states, “ It’s obviously very important to me, and I want to be there, I’ve worked a lot on my game and I’m looking forward to competing. I’m excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone’s support.” For quote source, Click here.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Tiger playing in the Masters. Throughout his career he was been the youngest Masters champion at age 21 and has had 79 career PGA Tour victories. Despite the challenges he has faced with his health and his game, Tiger is hungry for a win. But, is he just a thing of the past or will he overcome his challenges and pull out a victory?

 

Featured image: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02870/tiger_2870772b.jpg 

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6 thoughts on “Expectations are high for Tiger Woods at Augusta”

  1. One thing I’ve learned from watching Tiger over the years is that you can’t count him out. Everyone is expecting him to do really poorly because of his back issues and amount of play (or lack thereof) this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if he made the cut at Augusta next week.

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  2. For the first time in almost twenty years, Tiger has dropped out of the top 100 golfers in the world. Tiger will always be a fan favorite, but I have doubts that he will ever return to the great player that he used to be. We will have to keep watching and wait to see if he can pick up his game.

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  3. I was going to post the same commercial as Rafi. It shows how long Tiger has been around and how many people he has inspired to play the sport (including Rory). While he has certainly had a rough go over the past few years, there is no denying that he is a great athlete. Personally, I’m not a Tiger fan, but am interested to see how he plays at Augusta with all this pressure on his shoulders

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