This is amazing for the game of golf
As many of you hopefully watched, the greatest golfer of all time won another major. (The four men’s major golf championships are the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship.) What makes this so special? Well, a lot of things. I would be wrong not to share my opinion on this given the importance of what just happened.
Tiger Woods won his 15th major on Sunday. He is now just three behind the major wins leader, Jack Nicklaus. Tiger hadn’t won a major in 11 years. The last one he won was the 2008 U.S. Open while he was battling an ACL injury.
Those 11 years in between major wins for Tiger haven’t been smooth. He has been plagued by injuries that have affected his swing and his mental game. However, Woods finally defeated the odds and won another major, something lots of people said would never happen again.
This is amazing for the game of golf. Now that Tiger Woods is back in contention, the ratings are going to go right back to where they left off when he won his last major. Ratings skyrocketed on Sunday when Woods won the Masters.
It’s also awesome that of all the majors, he won the Masters. We all know the Masters is better than any other major, or at least more viewed and cared about. I’m not ripping on the significance of other majors, but I am saying the Masters is a unique tournament that everyone wants to win.
It’s weird in golf how inconsistent the players are. It just shows how hard of a game it is. Consistency isn’t given by any means.
When’s the last time you heard the names of recent top-tier golfers like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott or Phil Mickelson? They haven’t done hardly anything in the past couple of years. Now it seems as if it’s Tiger’s turn to take over once again. I certainly hope that’s the case.
Who knows how Tiger will do in the next major. I would love to see him win another one this year, but I’m not getting my hopes up. Winning two majors in one year isn’t easy, and only a handful of elite golfers have done it.
I am just happy to see Tiger win another major and show that he still has some gas in the tank.