1. Tiger Woods wins the Memorial
Finally, Tiger Woods put together a solid four rounds and won the Memorial (Jack Nicklaus’ tournament) by two shots over Rory Sabbatini. It’s Woods’ fifth career Memorial win. With the win, Woods ties Nicklaus for second all-time with wins on the PGA Tour with 73. And it took Woods a while to get to this one, which has to make this win all that more sweeter. Woods was four shots back entering the day, but got every shot he wanted Sunday, including a chip on the par 3 16th that will be talked about for a very long time. Woods overshot the green on his tee shot and was in the deep rough. He faced the almost impossible task of getting the ball out of it to hit the slope and get close to the hole for par. Instead Woods hit a flop shot that somehow found its way to the bottom of the cup for a birdie that even Woods said he wasn’t thinking about. That’s when you pretty much knew that Woods was going to win this tournament.
Now does this win mean that Woods is back? Possibly, but then again, maybe not. We shouldn’t go overboard with this win. Yes it’s a big win, but ever since the scandal any time Woods has won a tournament the media has gone on to say that the old Tiger is back only to see Woods struggle again. Woods himself a few weeks ago said his game was close to getting back to where he could win tournaments and this came a week after he had just missed a cut. Don’t know if that many people took him seriously. He showed us this past weekend that indeed his game may be back, but until he wins a major or puts together a string of multiple wins on the tour and finishes close to the top, this win needs to be put into perspective and we shouldn’t go overboard in saying that Tiger is back. But this was a great win for Tiger and even better for golf, who’s ratings must have been awesome on CBS on Sunday with Tiger in contention. Hopefully more of that is to come.
2. Celtics even series with Heat, other playoff action from the weekend