Guessing game: How well will Tiger play?


We now have many answers regarding Tiger Woods.

We know he’s returning from an 11-week absence next week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. We know that childhood buddy Bryon Bell is going to loop for him, at least for now. We suspect that this means he’ll play the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club the following week. We know that as of Wednesday morning he hadn’t worked with Sean Foley, although there’s wide speculation that Woods has been grinding on his new backyard practice area at his home in Jupiter, Fla.

What we don’t know is how well Woods will play. Sure, we can guess, but we don’t know. Will we see the man who has dominated Firestone to the tune of seven victories? Or will we see the dude who turned in a terrible performance there last year by shooting 74-72-75-77 for an 18-over-par 298, which was 30 shots behind winner Hunter Mahan?

The guess is somewhere in between. But, like everything else with Tiger Woods the past year, it’s only a guess.