Will Tiger Woods finally end Major drought?
Is Tiger back?
That was one of the biggest story lines as the PGA Tour began the 2013 season. Woods hasn’t disappointed. In 10 events this season, Woods already has four victories and six top-10 finishes.
But there’s still one thing missing; a Major victory.
Woods has won 14 Majors in his career, but none of them have come since his remarkable playoff victory over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 U.S. Open. Since that victory, Woods has undergone surgery to repair ligaments in his left knee and an ugly separation with former caddie Steve Williams. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget his sex scandal that resulted in a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren and being dropped by many sponsorship deals.
To his credit, Woods has overcome his past issues to put together a strong 2013 season. He finished fourth at The Masters in April, and now has his best chance to end his Major-less drought at The Open Championship.
Woods enters Sunday two strokes off the leader, Lee Westwood, following a third round in which he shot one-over par to sit at one-under for the tournament.
“It was a grind. With this golf course and the way it’s changed every day, different conditions … it will be interesting to see what they do (Sunday),” Woods told ESPN following his round Saturday.
Woods has a strong history with The Open, having won the Claret Jug three times. He set the scoring-record at The Open in 2000 when he finished a 19-under par for the tournament.
Tomorrow, Woods will come out wearing his patented Nike Sunday Red, looking to make a little more history at The Open and, in turn, end the five-year drought he’s had in Majors.
If he’s able to do so, anyone who still questions if Tiger is entirely back, well, they’ll have their answer.