Despite all the heat and bogeys surrounding Tiger Woods’ performance in tournaments after the news of his extra-marital affairs made national news, the star golfer is finally beginning to look like the Tiger of old.
Maybe it has something to do with a divorce everyone knew was coming finally reaching a bitter conclusion.
Then again, maybe Tiger has just re-found a game that has been lacking for quite some time in what many have called a dismal 2010 performance.
However, when Woods teed off at 12:30 p.m. EST this afternoon for round three of The Barclays, he entered the day tied for 18th in the tournament (-4) after posting a day one course-leading 65 before a round two tally of 73 on Friday.
But round three has been anything but a hot start for Woods.
Through the first two holes on Saturday afternoon, Woods posted three over par to drop him to one under par overall.
On hole number three, Woods made a par putt to remain at -1 in the tournament and is currently tied for 52nd at The Barclays.
With Woods’ current—along with his rearview mirror shots from prior tourneys—performance in mind, let’s take a quick look at five reasons Tiger is still a lock for the Ryder Cup Team.