Tiger's Blood: Woods 4 Strokes Back of Leader Wi, Final Day at Pebble Beach

Dan IrwinCorrespondent IIFebruary 12, 2012

Tiger is ready to step back into a more familiar professional role.
Tiger is ready to step back into a more familiar professional role.Harry How/Getty Images

Find a comeback story like this.  Short of going to your local video rental outlet or downloading from a streaming movie service, the story isn't going to match the real-life drama that is Tiger Woods.

The iconic golfer who has had a fall from grace over recent months—and years—has found himself in the headlines again.  This time not for something that will leave him whimpering on a podium for sympathy points in the court of public opinion.  

No, this time, it's because Woods is back in the thick of competition, poised for possible victory today at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

"I'm definitely playing better," Woods said. "My misses are much tighter. The bad days and the bad shots really aren't as bad as they used to be."

The leader after three rounds of play is 40-year-old Charlie Wi, who has never won on the PGA Tour. Despite the focus being on Woods, Wi is feeling his own pressure.

"He's won 70 some times and I'm trying to get my first, and I have a lot more pressure on me than he does," Wi said.

Wi has shot 61-69-69 in his three rounds so far.  Woods only gained on Wi by two strokes, but passed several other golfers Saturday, to put himself into prime positioning for the final day.

Woods himself perhaps even doubted getting back to this position.  After dealing with the death of his father, and a nasty public divorce that carried plenty of tabloid attention, Woods struggled out of the gate to find his form.  But you can throw that out the window now.

Save the movie rentals and the downloads.  You can tune in to the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and perhaps see Woods define "comeback."