5 Reasons Tiger Woods Is Not Back Despite Strong Australian Open

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5 Reasons Tiger Woods Is Not Back Despite Strong Australian Open
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Tiger Woods put together his strongest finish since the Masters at the Australian Open.  He finished in third place, two strokes behind winner Greg Chalmers.  He shot three rounds in the 60's and had the 36 hole lead.  He had a serious chance at winning the tournament on his final nine holes.

While it certainly marks an improvement from his recent performances, it in no way shows that Tiger is back to his former self.  For starters, any sort of comparison to a prime Tiger Woods should not come in a performance that wasn't a win.  The guy has won 92 professional tournaments.

The course and field were weak by PGA Tour standards.  Woods again failed to put together four solid rounds.  He made a number of unforced errors at critical moments.  He also seemed to struggle when he got the lead, something we never saw from Tiger Woods in the past.

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