It is hard to believe five years have gone by since Tiger Woods battled multiple leg injuries to win the 2008 U.S. Open.
But fans of the PGA Tour will not have to wait much longer for the living legend to secure the 15th major championship of his storied career.
Woods showed significant progress en route to winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines last week, which will set the No. 2-ranked golfer in the world up for success in each of the four majors this year.
There are several reasons to be optimistic about Tiger's chances of finally getting over the hump in a major for the first time in his last 15 starts.
Five in particular stand out above the rest after Woods' first PGA-sanctioned event of the year.
Why should you be picking Tiger to win a major in 2013? Click ahead to find out!