Foregoing his usual season start at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods opted for some guaranteed cash to play in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
And while a 3rd place finish was not exactly the start to the season Tiger had in mind, it certainly could have been a lot worse.
The fact of the matter is Tiger looked very solid for three days of play. Unfortunately, he just couldn't get anything going during the final round.
But now it is time to look ahead to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It is Tiger's first start stateside, and one he can not only compete in, but also win.
Here are five simple reasons why Tiger can win his first full field PGA Tour event at Pebble Beach.