Dec
5
2010
Tiger: I’m Back, Bitches…?!
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods can’t regain the No. 1 world ranking since Lee Westwood already secured the title with his eight-shot victory in South Africa, but he can get cap off his roller coaster year by winning the 18-man Chevron World Challenge on Sunday. Debuting his new swing this week, Tiger looked more like old Tiger, posting scores of 65-66-68 (yes, three rounds in the 60s!) at Sherwood Country Club.

Tiger, who has never lost an event that he’s led by at least three strokes, entered the final round with a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell, who is having a dream breakout year.

“I thought the ‘wide’ was still there,’’ McDowell said of Woods’s tee shots in Shanghai, according to the AP. “I thought he controlled it very well today. He really only had one bad drive, and he’s so impressive around the green. He’s the best there ever was around the greens.’’

But Tiger is off to a slow start on Sunday, three-putting two of the first three holes. He’s even-par through 8 holes. Meanwhile, McDowell is three-under for the day and has cut Tiger’s lead to just one. The Chevron can’t be compared to a major (nor should it be mentioned in the same sentence), but three (or is it two?) words: Y.E. Yang.

Can Tiger hold on?

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)