All of a sudden, Tiger Woods is the hottest player on the PGA Tour.
After last week's exciting two-shot victory at the AT&T National, Tiger now has more wins than any other player on tour this year with three. And he's primed for a run at the two remaining major championships—the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in a couple weeks and the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in August.
Tiger has battled through several years of turmoil, complete with various forms of mental and physical rehabilitation and a complete overhaul of his golf swing. He has also dealt with an overwhelming amount of critique and incessant negative commentary from naysayers who didn't think he would ever win a golf tournament again.
I won't go so far as to say he is getting the last laugh, but he has to feel good about winning again. His success is silencing most of his critics.
As Tiger has become more comfortable with his new golf swing, his confidence has grown and his mindset will now shift from "regular" tournament victories to majors.
Here are five signs that point to Tiger Woods winning a major championship in 2012.