If anything makes the American public forgive and forget in sports, it is winning.
Look at Kobe Bryant.
Look at Michael Vick.
As a result, the 2011 season was the year that Tiger Woods was going to win back the fans he lost with his "transgressions."
And Woods' season started off strong, playing well at Augusta National for the Masters. Although Woods failed to win, it looked like he was well on his way to hoisting another trophy soon.
Then Woods made the public aware that he was, once again, suffering from injuries.
This time it was his Achilles tendon and left knee.
Just as quickly as it appeared, all the hope Woods would dominate the 2011 season went away.
It was no longer if Woods would win this season. Instead, it was if Woods would play again this season.
Last week, in a press conference for the AT&T National, Woods finally spoke about his plans for the rest of the season.
And in typical Woods fashion, gave as little of information as possible.
"I feel that in the next week or so, I can start getting back toward that and start practicing pain free," he said. "That's where I'm at."
So assuming Woods just began to practice this week, he had a serious lay-off following the Masters.
Woods vagueness about his injuries also left us wondering where he would again pick up his 2011 season.
So lets take a look at where he may play and how he could finish in the remainder of the season.