From the moment he said, “Hello, world,” Tiger Woods has always been able to change the conversation.
And he’s done it again.
With his victory at the Masters on Sunday, Woods changed the narrative from “what if” to “what’s next?”
Can he win three more major championships to tie Jack Nicklaus?
When will he win again and tie Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record of 82 victories?
And, some have asked if the Grand Slam could be in play this year.
The answers, in order, are:
Yes; sometime this year; and let’s pump the brakes on that last one.
It’s difficult to overstate the impact of what Woods accomplished not just at Augusta but in the months, even years, leading to the most joyous celebration of his 81 victories. As much as particular shots may be remembered – the smart play to the 12th green and his heart-racing tee shot at the par-3 16th that set up the decisive birdie, among them – it was the pure elation Woods displayed on the 18th green that lingers.
This is different from Nicklaus’ victory in the 1986 Masters. T...
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