What Does Tiger Woods’ Win at Doral Mean for the Masters?
Tiger Woods is the biggest tease in sports and we’re not talking about his business behind closed doors with all his alleged mistresses. Just two weeks after hitting out of the water to save par on the sixth hole in the first round of the Honda Classic, Woods reminded us yet again that he’s still arguably the greatest golfer of all time with one of his classic, dominating performances in the Cadillac Championship. Woods was dominant from tee time and held at least a three-stroke lead until the final two holes when his 76th PGA Tour win was already locked up.
Even with two bogies on his final two holes, Woods still shot a one-under 71 on Sunday in his typical red and black garb, which looks a lot more intimidating again these days. His final round wrapped up an incredible 19-under tournament at the Blue Monster, which is something that was typical of Woods a decade ago.
This was also Woods’ second win of the season before the Masters, which is a first in five years. Although he didn’t win the Masters in 2008, that was the year in which he won his last major championship. Coincidence? We’re about to find out.
To say Woods is in prime position to win his 15th major and get back on track in chasing Jack Nicklaus‘ record of 18 is an understatement, especially after seeing just how dominant he was in Doral. It may be one of his many alleged girlfriends or just a regained mental edge that has him at this level again, but he’s playing like the Tiger Woods everyone knew and loved before 2009. We think it’s safe to say that we speak for golf fans everywhere when we say we like it this way.