Tiger Will Win Another Major
For years I have argued that Tiger Woods will never win his 15th major championship because it seemed as though he was washed up and unable to consistently play competitive golf. Following his performance during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship this past Sunday from Bellerive where he finished second to Brooks Koepka, it became obvious that when healthy, Tiger is still among one of the best in the world. He proved that by shooting a 64 in the final round, which was the lowest round that he has ever posted in a major in his career.
Tiger was in contention over the weekend for the second straight major, and had Koepka not birdied the last three holes of the front nine, there is no doubt in my mind that Woods would have won. In fact, golf fans in St. Louis and all over the world proved that they still love Woods considering that Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship was the highest rated since 2009, the last time he was in contention at golf's last major of the year.
So you might be asking, how on earth can I say that Tiger will win another major if he hasn't done so in over a decade? It's simple, three things are back in his game that were non-existent for quite sometime, that being his exceptional putting, ability to play stellar under pressure, and confidence. Combine that with the fact that he is making fewer mistakes in his overall game, and I think it is just a matter of time until we see Tiger win another major, if not a couple of more. Perhaps he still may catch Jack Nicklaus after all, especially if Woods continues to play like he has as of late.
Golf needs Tiger Woods, when he is in contention it is a much better game, and is clearly what the fans want. Every sport has its favorites and in a comeback year for one of the best golfers in the history of the sport, it is evident that he is truly back, and will win another major.