Tiger Woods is finally coming back to golf this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. He has only played 9 holes of competitive golf this season and nobody knows which Tiger is going to show up. Seeing as though he reportedly hasn’t even practiced, I can’t imagine it’s going to be the Tiger of old.
Tiger has been through a lot in the past two years, all of which has been his own stupidity. Between his “sex scandal,” his very expensive divorce, and the injury to his leg, I see this return being more of a publicity stunt then an actual attempt to compete. Tiger is only coming back to the course to make an ill-fated attempt to prove his critics wrong. He has fallen to his lowest world ranking since 1997 and to him that is unacceptable.
To his credit, he returns in a weird sort of win-win situation. If he succeeds and has an outstanding performance, he will rub his achievements in the faces of his nay-sayers. If he struggles and puts on a pathetic show, he’ll blame it on his leg not being fully recovered and disappear from the PGA Tour for the rest of the season and retreat to his $55 Million dollar estate in Florida. Either way, in Tiger’s mind he can’t lose with this attempt.
Please vote in my poll on where you think Tiger Woods will finish in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this coming weekend August 3–7, 2011.