Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of his generation, so the latest slide to number three in the World Golf Rankings must not sit well with the injured golfer. Tiger is the best, and we all want to see him back dominating 100 percent.
To be honest, I want to see him dominate, but I also want to see Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and others give Tiger a challenge. I truly believe as the talent level increases and the top players get even better, Tiger’s level of play will rise as well.
When Tiger’s ranking took a plunge in 2010 and 2011, he doubled down and won eight tournaments between 2012 and 2013. Last season, Tiger regained his number one ranking and was voted by his peers as the best player on the PGA Tour. He was also knocking on the doorstep of the majors, which led to wild speculation about an unbelievable 2014 with major venues that set up perfectly for his game.
However, the injury bug struck Tiger, and he needed back surgery to fix a pinched nerve. Tiger even had to withdraw from the Honda Classic, and could barely finish the tournament at Doral. It’s not fun watching Tiger in extreme pain, so I hope he comes back when he is fully healthy.
Looking forward to the 2021 U.S. Open:
How cool will it be when Tiger is at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torry Pines and is looking to take down major No. 19, but Jordan Spieth sits in his way? That would be epic!