On Monday, Tiger Woods finishes his fourth round of the CA Championship, a World Golf Championship event:
Should he win this tournament?
If you're a true Woods fan, you want him to win the Grand Slam, The Masters, US- Open, British-Open, and the PGA Championship, so maybe you shouldn't root for him to win this week.
The reason for this: Having six wins in a row and playing in the Masters would create more buzz then needed.
The press will already be on Woods to win. However, keeping his streak alive could mean a letdown at Augusta. The world's No. 1 has played well this week at Doral, considering the weather. This could be a good tune up as he prepares for the fast greens and tremendous pressure, which comes with a week at The Masters.
Now, maybe rooting against Woods, to win this week, will be easier than once thought. Woods comes into the rained soaked, back nine, down by five shots to 2006 US Open champion, Geoff Ogilvy.
A loss here would still give Woods a dominant presence at the World Golf Championships. He's won 15 of the last 26, and he's conquered Doral ,three straight years. The largest comeback for Woods is five shots, the same deficit he faces now.
So, if Woods is able to pull out, yet another win, then maybe the only player that could take him down is himself. Most of us have already been at awe since he's hit the scene:
- · three of the longest win streaks in history
- · holding the scoring record in all four majors
- · winning the fourth most number of tournaments by the age of 32
- · playing under severe pressure each week
- · oh, and having his own Gatorade flavor
Even if you don't root for Woods to win each week, sit back and enjoy a piece of history that isn't being tainted by performance enhancing drugs.