About 5 years ago, you could not go anywhere without hearing the name ‘Tiger Woods,’ as he was everywhere and winning every major tournament around the world. That all took a turn for the worse when he was caught cheating on his former wife, with multiple girls. Soon after he was caught, girls from all over the world started popping up and saying they had been in relationships with Tiger. He went from one of the most popular and respected athletes in the world, to everyone in the world's dog house. He lost a bunch of endorsements and his family life went completely down the drain.
Even when all this happened to Tiger, people thought he would be able to maintain his golf game, but that was not the case either. He was struggling immensely with his golf game and was now the bad guy wherever he went. Since the incident, he has been trying to make a comeback, but his injuries have started to mount up like no other. Now after a recent 15 month break from golf, he is finally ready to step back in the lime light and see if he can win a tournament again. This coming weekend, all eyes will be on Woods, as he enters the Hero World Challenge tournament, with his worst world ranking he has ever had.
Woods arrived at Albany Golf Club last Saturday to put the final touches on his return to competitive golf and to prove all his critics wrong. One thing is for sure, Tiger can only go up from here. He can only showcase something positive to all his fans around the world. He has looked healthy and very comfortable in practice at the tournament and he says it is the first time in a long time he is completely healthy. However now, the most scrutinized and criticized golfer on the planet has one more question to answer: Will he compete against a world-class field that includes Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, defending champion Bubba Watson, and Ryder Cup hero, Patrick Reed?
Can Woods get back to the old way he used to play and dominate the way he used to dominate? Only time will tell and surely everyone will be watching the former star this upcoming weekend. The former number 1 overall golfer in the world has now fallen to number 898 which might be a good thing, as there should be no pressure on his shoulders coming into the tournament. Woods has not putted and chipped in over 466 days, so nobody is sure how he will play this weekend. Considering all his recent injuries, if he can stay healthy through an entire 72 holes, that alone will be a big feat for Tiger. The whole world will be watching this weekend to see if this once great player has anything left in his tank.