All signs are pointing toward Tiger Woods returning to competitive golf at the Masters.
His plane was spotted at Augusta on Tuesday, and there are rumours that he has made significant progress in fixing his broken golf game over the last few weeks.
The Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte, one of the best golf reporters out there, went on TV and gave an example of how well Tiger is supposedly playing right now.
According to Rosaforte, Tiger shot a “worst-ball 66” at his hometown Medalist Golf Club in Florida. Because it was worst ball format — where he played two different balls and took the worst shot in each situation — Rosaforte says it was arguably more impressive than the course-record 62 he shot in 2011.
If you’re one to get overexcited about “Tiger Woods Is Back” anecdotes, prepare yourself. Here’s how he described it:
“The best example of the progress Tiger made over the last two-to-three weeks is the worst-ball 66 he shot at Medalist Golf Club. That’s where he takes the worst of two drives, the worst of the two approach shots, the putt that’s either furthest away from the hole or the chip that’s furthest away from the hole. And then if he makes birdie he has to validate. So if he makes a 10-footer for birdie he has to make another 10-footer for birdie. To go around that golf course, shoot six under in those conditions where you can’t hide, obviously, you can’t hide a weakness, and you think about the course record he shot there — 62 in 2011 — this round could conceivably be considered better.”
Sounds pretty good!
Rosaforte reports that Tiger will play the Masters barring some unforeseen circumstances.
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