Remember almost exactly a year ago when Tiger Woods was a scary, unstoppable force that made all other professional golfers irrelevant? Yeah, he might be back to that. Okay, so he beat Jim Furyk and a bunch of nobodies to win The Memorial on Sunday, but I’ll be damned if that wasn’t a scary sight for the rest of the PGA Tour’s golfers. Of course, I wasn’t watching myself, so I’m just assuming.
You probably won’t remember, at least I sure as hell didn’t, but Tiger also won The Memorial in 2000, right before he won the US Open by fifteen strokes and was the only player under par. He also rattled off wins at the British Open and PGA Championship that same season. Like I said, bad news. Add that to the fact that Eldrick won the Open the last time it was at Bethpage Black, like it will be again in two weeks, and you my friend, have two weeks’ worth of hype heading into the US Open. I’m sure ESPN will keep this stuff relatively quiet though. They don’t like to make a big deal out of stuff like this, especially when their network is airing the first two rounds of the US Open.
Of course, this win on Sunday doesn’t really mean anything more than Tiger is slightly richer, but I figured I’d jump on the hype bandwagon a little early. Honestly, I don’t even remember who won The Masters this year. Hey, you stop googling that right now. I’m just happy whoever wins the US Open in a fortnight will have earned it by beating Tiger when he’s at full strength, though he doesn’t suck when he’s on a gimpy knee either, right Rocco?
To sum up: Tiger Woods is good at golf.
Those bloggers. Always with the crazy takes.
* Photo courtesy Yahoo! Sports…I guess.