After reports that Tiger Woods hooked up with his ex-wife over the Christmas, his latest PGA Tour victory may have been cause for panic. Headlines like “Tiger has his way with Torrey Pines” and “Torrey Pines submits to Tiger’s prowess, for an eighth time” will doubtless confuse those who may have thought that Torrey Pines was an Olympic gymnast or a champion skier. For the record, there is nothing improper about the relationship between Torrey Pines and Tiger Woods. They make a wonderful couple.
Golf can be a harsh mistress and nobody knows that better than Tiger Woods. Upon being asked if he was ‘back’ after this latest victory, Tiger responded that ‘he had never gone away’. Except for that time, you know, in 2009 and 2010, when he, you know, ‘went away’.
Tiger’s 75th pro victory has come at both a good and a bad time. This was Tiger’s 6th Top 10 finish in his last seven tournaments. Meaning that Tiger now has something he has consistently lacked; consistency. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is on something of a slump, missing cuts and dating average-looking tennis players. But, Tiger will have to wait four weeks for the next tournament, The Match Play Championship, for a potential face-off.
It would be nice IF Tiger IS back with Elin Nordegren by the time of the Match Play Championship. Then we could see a “Golfer’s Partner’s Face-Off”, with a Scandinavian theme to it. Which might be the only occasion when you discover a Swede to be sweeter than a Danish.