Monday, March 25, 2013

Tiger Woods is Number One, Again

Tiger Woods is the number one golfer in the world, again. In a tournament elongated an extra day because of bad weather, Woods won the Bay Hill Invitational for the 8th time in 17 tries. "It's a byproduct of hard work, patience and getting back to winning golf tournaments," Woods said. 
Woods tied the tour record of eight wins in a single tournament. Sam Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times from 1938 to 1965 at two golf courses. Woods tied his record for most wins at a single golf course, having also won eight times at Torrey Pines, including a U.S. Open

Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer

Ricky Fowler, his first time playing with Woods in the final group, opened with eight pars when he needed to be making up ground. And when he finally had a few openings on the back nine, Woods refused to let him through.

Woods salvaged a two-putt par with a 7-footer on the 11th hole to keep a three-shot lead. On the next hole, Fowler looked to gain some momentum when he made a 40-foot birdie putt only for Woods to match him with a 25-foot birdie.

But then Fowler triple bogeyed the 16th, hitting two shots into the drink. It was over for him. Justin Rose finished in second, two shots behind Woods.

Ever since Woods public admission of infidelity in his marriage and the revelation that the women with whom Tiger cheated with, were in the adult entertainment industry, golf has been one of Woods sanctuaries. Still, the public glare gets even hotter when a 14 time major winner doesn't win and drops out of the top 50. Woods fell as low as No. 58 in the world as he coped with the collapse of his marriage, a loss of sponsors and injuries to his left leg. 

Add to that the glee many in the press felt and wrote about while Woods was suffering and its unbelievable that Tiger was able to get back to where he is now. The number one golfer in the world and the favorite to win next month's Master's. He's also dating America's best ever skier. She took to Twitter following the win.

Number 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yet Woods is on Forbes Top 10 List of Most Disliked Athletes.

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