Nov
30
2011
Tiger Comeback Deja Vu?
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Meet the latest WUP “intern,” Shoshana, who is a prolific tweeter and history-trained sports junkie, not to mention a huge Tiger fan, which you may find hard to believe after reading her post below…

It appears that Tiger's knees are back

Tiger Woods is coming into the Chevron World Challenge following a year in which he’s dealt with injury and poor form, but recently he’s been playing well. He just had a strong finish in Australia and annihilated his opponent in Sunday singles. Except that I am writing about 2010, not 2011.

Last year Tiger rode some late-season momentum to a 2nd place finish (including coughing up a Sunday lead to G-Mac) at the Chevron. That form though did not carry over into 2011.

Once again it is Chevron week and momentum is in Tiger’s corner, with his form apparently on the upswing. Certainly the last month (and even to an extent Frys) has shown many hopeful signs, being in contention, a large number of quality shots, and looking healthy – jumping out of bunkers at Royal Melbourne and dancing on the green when the last putt didn’t quite drop in Saturday four balls (he’s been paying attention during his daughter’s ballet classes). However, all that doesn’t mean we should read too much into this week’s performance.

While a win this week would surely be another step in the right direction — and poor play in the other — no matter how Tiger plays this week, it doesn’t mean he is “back” (i.e., best golfer in the world, seemingly contending nearly every time he tees it up) or that we know what 2012 will hold. Last year should have taught us that.

Shoshana