As I'm watching golf this week, I can't help but think about Tiger Woods’ season. Some say if he doesn't win a major it's a failure. Last year at this time he was on his couch, feet up and not even thinking about hitting a wedge, let alone a driver. Now he shows up at Hazeltine with five wins on the year and posts 67 to start.
He's won four of the last six majors he's led after the first round, which speaks well about him winning this week. That would be three wins in a row and put him at six for the year. With four events looming in the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, he has a chance – you'd figure – to win two or maybe three more. Two wins would give him eight for the year, which would tie him with Nicklaus at 73 total.
How's that for a comeback season? Tiger won nine times in 2000, which was his best year and arguably his most dominant. Eight or nine wins this year? I'd say that would be his most impressive.