Tiger Woods: Twitter Reacts to Tiger's Huge AT&T National Win
Tiger Woods added to his impressive season by winning the 2012 AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland.
After stringing together rounds of 72, 68 and 67, Woods sealed the victory with a two-under 69.
With the win, Woods has become the first golfer to claim three PGA Tour titles this season. He also separated himself from Jack Nicklaus, moving into second place all time with 74 career PGA Tour victories. Now, only Sam Snead (82) is ahead of him.
As usual, the Twitter world nearly exploded after Woods' performance. Here are the most notable tweets from the day.
Tweets of the Night
Bo Van Pelt tried to keep pace with Tiger, and as the PGA Tour's official feed points out, he was doing a pretty good job of it.
Tiger Woods rolls in a 25-foot curler for birdie at No. 15 and Bo Van Pelt makes his birdie from 9 feet to match. They lead at -9.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 1, 2012
Unfortunately, he crumbled after that, registering consecutive bogeys on 17 and 18. Not Bill Walton couldn't resist taking a jab at him, with a Happy Gilmore reference included for you younger fans.
Bo Van Pelt is spontaneously com-busting, succumbing to the tomfoolery of a proverbial Shooter McGavin resting on his right shoulder.— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) July 1, 2012
While Van Pelt collapsed, Tiger soared. He ended his day with an absolutely beautiful shot on 18 that made CNN analyst Roland Martin tweet this giddy reaction.
OMG! @tigerwoods just hit a flat out gorgeous 188-yard NINE IRON into the green on 18. That shot was a thing of beauty. He walked it down!— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 1, 2012
Rick Reilly of ESPN was also quite impressed with Tiger's performance on the final hole.
Think Tiger's confidence isn't back? 72nd hole, driver, tight match, 345 yard drive, down the sprinkler line.— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) July 1, 2012
Bleacher Report's own Dan Levy echoed that sentiment, while also claiming this victory signals Tiger's return as the best golfer in the world.
With 188 yards, albeit downhill, Tiger Woods hits NINE IRON to fifteen feet hole high. #heeeeesbaaaack— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) July 1, 2012
While I agree with Levy that Tiger is back, ESPN's Stuart Scott offered some sound advice. Boo-yah!
Lotta folks sayin @TigerWoods is BACK...or...swear he's NOT back.. Peeps..just appreciate him..PGA BEST 3-wins this yr..74 for his career!— Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) July 1, 2012
The always hilarious NOT SportsCenter feed also had some fun with the "is he back?" debate.
BREAKING: Tiger Woods wins AT&T National. He's back to being back, until next week, when he'll be back to not being back.— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 1, 2012
Regardless of whether he's "back" or not, Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated brought up a stat that should catch many by surprise.
Since his car accident, Tiger Woods has now won as many tournaments (3) as Phil Mickelson.— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) July 1, 2012
Athletes of all sports can appreciate a great performance like this, and former NFL player Warren Sapp was one of many to tweet his support.
Tiger Woods yall!— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) July 1, 2012
Tiger, Tiger Woods! #thatsgame— Tyler Zeller (@TeamZeller44) July 1, 2012
With his 74th career victory, Tiger raised his astronomical win percentage, per Washington D.C. sports blogger Kevin Jones.
Tiger Woods has now won 74 of 271 tournaments he's played in during his career. That's a ridiculous 27.3 percent. @wusa9— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) July 1, 2012
The humorous folks at SportsPickle offered up this sarcastic tweet after Tiger's victory.
All the critics who said Tiger Woods couldn't stare down Bo Van Pelt in the final round of a non-major look pretty foolish now.— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) July 1, 2012
A few years ago, Tiger's reputation in the public was completely ruined. But as golf fan Rahul Patel pointed out, he found a simple solution to the hate.
Winning solves everything. Example- Tiger Woods— Rahul Patel (@BSW_Rahul) July 1, 2012
Some may be skeptical to say Tiger is better than Jack Nicklaus, but Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York made a brilliant observation.
Worth noting Tiger Woods got Win No. 74 at age 36; Jack Nicklaus finished with Win No. 73 at age 46— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) July 1, 2012
Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports also made a good point about Tiger's recent success.
No, it wasn't a Major, but Tiger Woods has now won 3 of his last 7 starts.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) July 1, 2012
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