Tiger Woods is at the Pebble Beach National Pro Am and playing competent golf. For a long time now I’ve felt that Woods has been beating his head against a wall. Personal problems combined with injury have kept Tiger Woods in an unaccustomed position, the back of the pack. Many have felt his game was destroyed. But I’m starting to get the feeling that Woods can recover a substantial portion of his game if he just keeps playing and lets a little time pass. He’s not the first guy to see his work suffer because of problems at home.
Anyway, as the Pebble Beach National Pro Am gets under way wee see Tiger Woods shooting a 4-under 68, which is good enough to keep him up in about the Top 5, and give him a shot at working his way up. We’ve seen this guy fight his way up the leaderboard often enough to know he’s not out of the picture by any means.
Let’s not forget that this is merely the beginning of the golf season. Woods could be tuning his game for The Masters in April. I doubt he’s holding back, but if he can get back into competitive form, it would be good for him and good for the game of golf.Eric Drouant