Half a decade ago, five years and two months to be specific, we all thought we had seen the last of Tiger Woods, the golf champion, well, it’s never over till it is really over.
In Atlanta, children who were yet to be born five years ago lined up the fairways at the East Lake Golf Club to witness Tiger make history once more.
The Tiger Woods the World knew was back and better, like good wine, age had only perfected him as he walked up and down the golf course in his final round of the Tour Championship.
This is Woods’ first PGA Tour victory since 4th August 2013. Tiger Woods had been forced to take a break after suffering injuries but his latest win spells out his comeback and longtime dominance.
Woods crushed his tee shot on the 18th fairway to unusual joyful chants of thousands who ran towards him shouting his name. The regular golf etiquette was thrown to the wind as the crowd could not contain its joy, from the young to the aged the ropes could no longer restrict them.
Woods smiled seeming stuck in the memories, an obvious joy engulfed him watching as his fans forwent the golf decorum to celebrate his win that marked his comeback.
Woods acknowledged that the tournament was nothing he had experienced in his career saying “This was different.”
In most fields, we witness careers ending without the hope of rekindling with future generations left to catch up on a few video clips. A few years ago, Tiger Woods was that legend whose career story was to be told had ended with knee injuries not to forget a scandal. Woods Sunday win, however, rewrote his story; he made a comeback at 42 years of age with a record win.
For Woods’ fan base, though his comeback is never going to surpass that of 1997-2008, we are happy enough he is back and who knows he just might outdo Sam Snead’s 82 tournament wins.