Is this goofy golf? Or is golf just getting goofier all the time? Certainly the whole Tiger Woods deal has gotten more and more mysterious and heartbreaking as the months have passed. Derailed by personal problems and injury, then by dumping his caddy, Tiger Woods dropped out of the Top 20 golfers list last week. He hasn’t played a round of golf in over two months and hasn’t played a decent round of golf, or at least a round of golf that meets his standards, in over a year.
But suddenly the world of golf gets news that Tiger Woods will be back in action at the WGC-Bridgestone International at the Firestone Country Club this week. But can we expect the old Tiger Woods? Can we get the guy who ignited interest in golf tickets, singlehandedly changed the game, and created a myth of invincibility? Or will we get the Tiger Woods who seems to have lost his touch and is struggling to find firmer ground, or at least a foundation to build?
No telling. But I do believe that Tiger Woods is determined to regain his stature. He’s got a long way to go, but a Tiger Woods with fire in his eyes is good news for the fans who love golf tickets. It;s just not good news for the rest of the golfers on the tour.Eric Drouant