Monty impressed with Woods' Presidents Cup form


Colin Montgomerie liked what he saw from Tiger Woods at Royal Melbourne last week in the Presidents Cup. He was so impressed by Woods' performance that he believes the 14-time major winner is a favorite for the Masters next April.

“If you watched him play his singles against Aaron Baddeley, he is pretty damn close to being back,” Montgomerie said, according to the Scotsman. “He was 5 under – the best of the 24 players on show – on an impossible golf course.'

Woods went 2-3 for captain Fred Couples after finishing third at the Australian Open the week prior. Despite the losing record, Woods showed considerable progress from tee to green through the week. 

Monty also feels Woods showed a passion he felt was lacking.

“What was telling in the Presidents Cup was that he had the bit between his teeth again. The determination he had was incredible – that makes him very dangerous,' he said.

The 2010 European Ryder Cup captain, however, believes Woods will face a more stern test from Europeans by the time they get to the Masters.

He said, 'It will be interesting to see what happens at Augusta, where he’ll come up against the top-4 in the world in Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer.”