Well, it finally happened! Tiger Woods after 4 back and 4 knee surgeries, not to mention other personal struggles, won the Tour Championship today at the acclaimed East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta. For Woods, now 42, this victory is almost considered a miracle considering his health and personal issues earlier this year.
However, after battling it out and on the last day, having at one point, a 5 stroke lead, Tiger held on to win the tournament at 11 under, two ahead of Billy Horschel. While I personally haven’t been a huge fan of Tiger in recent years for obvious reasons, it seems clear he has changed a lot in terms of his personal life and focus and you can’t help but root for a great comeback. He’s become more likable as a person (while obviously not perfect) and has learned to become more warm and engaging with the public and media.
It seems apparent that Tiger, who has now drastically improved his ranking to #13, will be an asset to the upcoming Ryder Cup Team with his skill and experience.