What a day yesterday was for golf! Tiger Woods becoming world number 1 by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational Open and joining Sam Snead in the Golf Hall of Fame for the most wins in one event. Yesterday was a day of records for Tiger after winning the event 8 times before the age of 36. Tiger was a permanent figure at the top of golf a few years back, and he is up there again with this outstanding win which has told all his critics where they can go. Woods won by two shots against Justin Rose who played well to gain second place above Rickie Fowler, Oliver Wilson and Fernandez Gonzalo Costano. Rickie Fowler was breathing down Woods’ neck throughout the round until he reached the 16th which saw him lose two balls in the water hazard and finishing with a triple bogey which ended up to be the turning point in the final round and saw Woods win comfortably and Woods even had space to bogey the final hole and still be two shots clear of his closest challenger.
Fowler agreed with Rose that Tiger was once again the intimidating front-runner he so often used to be and said of the re-charged Tiger: “He’s not going to give shots away, He’s tough to beat in that way. You have to gain shots on him by making birdies.”
This win is pivotal for Tiger’s form going into the Masters as he makes the other contestants realise it will not be as easy as they thought. Everyone wrote off Woods before 2013 but after winning 6 events in his last 20 starts, im sure they will change their mind quite quickly.