Tiger Woods: The New Golfer Is Back To Play Next Week at Torrey Pines

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Tiger Woods: The New Golfer Is Back To Play Next Week at Torrey Pines
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Tiger Woods and U.S. Open trophy at Torrey Pines in June 2008.

Make no mistake about it; Tiger Woods is back and ready to be the No.1 golfer in the world.

 

Yes he came back for the first time at the Masters last year but this time he is ready to play golf.

 

All you need to do is check out his finish last year.

 

Playoff Round one at the Barclays: Tiger shot a final-round 4-under 67 to finish T12 and jump from No. 112 to No. 65 in the FedExCup standings to advance to the 100-player field at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

 

Playoff Round two at the Deutsche Bank: Tiger closed with three consecutive rounds in the 60s to finish T12 and get to No.51 to advance to the 70-player field at the BMW Championship.

 

Playoff Round three at the BMW Championship: Tiger finished T15 and moved to No. 42 in the FedExCup standings but did not advance to the 30-player field at THE TOUR Championship.

 

At the Ryder Cup, Tiger had the best record (3-1-0, 3.0 Pts) of the Captain Corey Pavin's wild-card selections. Steve Stricker (3-1-0) was the only other U.S. player to match Woods/ point total.

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Tiger and caddie Steve Williams... with or without his bib- they are a strog team!

 

Woods finished T6 at the World Golf Championship in China.

“That’s just the way it is,” Woods said. “I didn’t play well early in the year, and I didn’t play well in the middle of the year.”

Translation: I am playing well now and wait until next year!

 

Well, to the Top-150 on the 2010 Money List, the 25 graduates of the Nationwide Tour and the 27 Q-School survivors… next year is now!

 

Woods, the man with the highest priority ranking (71 victories including 14 majors) is in the field at next week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines where he won his last major in the 2008 U.S. Open.

 

Woods has dominated at Torrey Pines over the course of his career.

 

Remember "horses for courses!"

 

If Woods is in the field that means someone else is out of the field with no chance to compete or win.

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Woods and Mickelson will be in the field together next week thankfully with golf clubs not swords.

 

Forget all the stuff in the press since his impressive playoff, Ryder Cup and WGC performance to end the year.

 

Failed to win on the PGA TOUR for the first time last year in his 15-year career dating back to 1996- forget it.

 

Lee Westwood overtook Tiger as the World No. 1 golfer at the end of 2010- forget it.

 

Failed to convert a four-stroke third round lead over Graeme McDowell into victory at the 2010 Chevron World Challenge in early December- forget it.

 

Woods had a cortisone shot in his right ankle after he finished playing for the year- forget it.

 

Tiger Woods’s endorsement deal with Gillette and monthly column for Golf Digest ended at the end of the year--forget it.

 

All those events are in the past.

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Tiger Woods is ready to compete in 2011.

 

What is in the future is a new Tiger Woods, fully adjusted to his new life situation, prepared and hungry to dominate the world golf stage once again.

 

As the PGA TOUR.com website states:

 

"Results for Tiger Woods will be available after his first 2011 event."

 

Stay tuned!

 

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