This news from this weekend that has the biggest potential to affect the lives of sports fans did not come from an NFL game. It did not come from a college football game. The big news came from Thousand Oaks, California. This was where Tiger Woods won the Chevron World Challenge.
Tiger Woods started Sunday one shot behind Zach Johnson, but Woods moved into the lead with birdies on 10 and 11. The win is Tiger’s first since the Australian Masters on Nov. 15, 2009.
Tiger last won The Open Championship in 2006. Today we learned that 2011 would not be his next British Open championship. The NFL and NBA have no relevancy since they have no players to participate in their respective games. This news does the same for the PGA’s relevancy leading up to the British Open.
Golf was watchable once again this weekend. Pros and analysts praise his game. At the age of 22, some people are even mentioning Rory McIlroy having the potential to break Nichlaus’ major wins record. It’s an astounding statement at this point. However, I can understand why those around the sport would think this though. The PGA needs a new star to emerge. While Rory’s ability to break Jack’s record is still in question, no one is questing that this kid has what it takes to be golf’s next superstar.
Rory McIlroy could become golfs next savior.