Surely, by now you probably know Tiger Woods is teeing it up this weekend in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. If you don’t know, you must be living under a rock. Also, if you didn’t know, Tiger Woods is teeing it up this weekend alongside his buddy, Tony Romo, who is a pretty good player in his own right. Together, these two super stars should have no problem being near the top of the leader board in the team division by Sunday.
But the real question is whether Tiger Woods has enough to win his first meaningful tournament in over two years. He hasn’t played in this tournament in ten years, but played Pebble during the 2010 U.S. Open, just seven months since his world was turned upside down. He played decent, but faltered down the stretch, the same way he has done in so many other tournaments over the last couple years.
Tiger claims he is now fully healthy, and has no restrictions when it comes to working out or practicing. He finally started to really well towards the end of 2011 during the Australian Masters and the following week at the Presidents Cup. He came back a few weeks later and held off Zack Johnson at his own tournament in California. But last week, after a great Saturday where he held a share of the lead going into the final round, he did nothing to help his cause. He faltered during the final round and ended up losing the tournament.
So the big question becomes not whether Tiger Woods CAN win, but whether can he shake off the cobwebs in his head and shoot a great round when it really counts. And by “really counts,” I mean on Sunday when he has the lead or is a couple shots off the lead.
Oh, and before I go, Tiger Woods will win this weekend. What do you think?