This is the Tiger we have all known to admire as he takes on the best to win the Cadillac Championship by two clear shots from his fellow countryman Steve Stricker. With 27 birdies in 72 holes and a 19-under total, Woods took the Championship by storm to put him back in contention for the green jacket next week. Steve Stricker must be kicking himself after giving Woods a putting lesson on Wednesday as he saw himself fall just short of Woods in second place. The putting lesson came in handy as Woods took just 100 putts throughout the tournament, the fewest he has taken in 17 years of playing on the PGA tour. “Thank you to Steve for the putting lesson,” Woods said when collecting the
Cadillac Championship title, his biggest success since the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in 2009. Could this be the beginning of the new and improved Tiger Woods?
Graeme McDowell found himself sitting comfortably behind Woods until the 18th where he ended with a six which cost him $115,000 and he ended up tied for third. Adam Scott showed some Aussie spirit as he shot a final round of 64 to tie for third along with McDowell, Mickelson and Garcia, but no one was on par with the quality and entertainment that Woods provided as he wins his 76th PGA tour competition.
The favourite to take the Masters title has just be blown wide open after this impressive win for Woods, but don’t count out world number 1 Rory Mcilroy too soon, even with his so-called meltdown he carded a 65 which saw him finish tied for eighth. He was tied 50th after the first round and made up 11 shots in three rounds to close at 10-under.