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Tiger seems poised to win a major championship in 2013
Tiger returned to the winner's circle three times in 2012. His wins came at the three places he loves most besides Augusta National: Bay Hill (Arnold Palmer's tournament), Muirfield Village (Jack Nicklaus' tournament) and Congressional (Tiger's tournament).
In the 2012 majors, Tiger finished T40, T21, T3, T11. To me, that shows progress. Remember that being in contention in majors is something that one needs to work their game up to. Those results show that Tiger was getting stronger in majors throughout the year.
As for 2013, Tiger's best chances for a major breakthrough are at Merion for the U.S. Open, and Muirfield for the British Open. While he is always a threat to win the Masters in April, I think he will have to wait one more year before he claims his fifth Green Jacket.
Merion will set up well for him because it is a shot-makers course, and it will not be playing long, which means he will be able to keep his driver in the bag.
Muirfield is somewhere he has played well before. After winning both the Masters and U.S. Open in 2002, Woods headed to Muirfield with Grand Slam dreams before the Open weather got the best of him in round three and knocked him out of contention.
I expect big things from Tiger this year as he will place an emphatic yes on all the questions asking whether he is back to his form prior to his scandal.