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It ended the only way it was ever going to end: Tiger Woods lifting a trophy and completing the comeback. Woods cruised to the Tour Championship on Sunday, coming in with a lead and never falling back enough to be reasonably caught. It was him at his best, and his 80th win on Tour followed.
Bryson DeChambeau played with his childhood idol on Sunday at the Dell Technologies Championship, and climbed the leaderboard in the process.
Tiger Woods was the largest draw on Thursday's opening round of The Northern Trust. Despite a PGA Tour average performance, Woods entertained and filled the stands with people happy they got the proper Tiger Experience.
7:54 AM on a Thursday morning doesn't normally feature a golf tournament's big draw. Crowds normally aren't on the course or awake. The fans at Ridgewood Country Club for the opening round of The Northern Trust, however, were both plentiful and aware of the treat on offer.
With Tiger Woods once more in contention to possibly add to his list of major championships, this time at the PGA Championship at Bellerive, people have been talking quite a bit about the Tiger Effect.
Golf stopped the world for a bit on Sunday around noon, as Woods at one point Sunday was tied for the Open Championship lead. When he putted, anyone within eyeshot of a television screen held their breath.
When golf fans turned on their televisions or opened their streams on Saturday, they were welcomed back to The Open Championship with a welcome sight. Tiger Woods, still working on his comeback after several years on Tour shortened or erased by injuries, was making his charge on Moving Day.
At The Open Championship, golf truly looks ancient. The links-style courses without trees, the often brown fairways and pot bunkers that look like they could host archaeological digs look a bit removed from the lush, dark green hues we are so used to during the PGA TOUR season.
Golf is for everybody. That is the motto of Sports Talk Florida’s new podcast Ground Under Repair. Host Tim Williams explains the mission of the podcast before getting into a preview of the Open Championship, and a discussion of a proposed ten million dollar grudge match.
Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee for practice, he didn't show up at Carnoustie until his news conference just before lunch.