This week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational could be another great chapter in the Tiger Woods-Vijay Singh battle. Both players are coming back from knee injuries and it seems like they are both on pace to make their first comeback win this week.
Woods’ putter has been letting him down in his first two starts since his return. That shouldn’t continue at Bay Hill. Woods is the defending champion and knows these greens very well, and I can’t remember watching a round here where he didn’t putt well.
Even though this is only Woods’ third tournament this season, everyone knows Woods is very eager to get this comeback win monkey off his back soon.
Singh has won here before and with the added rest he received last week, he puts himself in good position to prolong Woods’ first comeback win for at least another week.
Singh’s play in 2009 has been a little sloppy, but word is he has found his putting stoke on the practice green. The fact he is entering this event tells me he doesn’t expect any problem from his knee.
I think Singh feels the longer Woods goes without winning a tourney will be a benefit to him and his fellow PGA Tour golfers. This week viewers will watch a more motivated Singh.
If it isn’t Woods and Singh on Sunday, other players to keep an eye out for are Stephen Ames and Kenny Perry. My longshots are Ken Duke and Trevor Immelman.
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