He's Baack: Tiger Woods Wins First PGA Title Since 2009

5 years ago

For the first time in more than two years (two years, six months and 12 days to be exact) Tiger Woods is king of the hill.

You may not have had time to watch four rounds of televised golf coverage this weekend but you've probably heard by now that Woods buried his demons and took home the title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, FL. He shot a -13 and won by five strokes.

Just two weeks after an injury scare, Woods looked dominant at O-Town's Bay Hill Club where he's won seven times before. It was his first PGA Tour victory in 923 days, breaking the longest drought of his golf career.

In 2009 you no doubt remember the world's top golfer ran his car into a fire hydrant launching a series of revelations about his many extramarital affairs. The scandal led to Woods' divorce and one of the greatest downfalls in sports.

Tiger Woods Credit Image: © Imago/ZUMAPRESS.com

With the Masters golf tournament from Augusta, Ga., only two weeks away, Woods now looks more capable than ever of resuming his longtime pursuit of Jack Nicklaus record in the majors - he is  one victory away from tying Nicklaus' overall total of 73 wins, four majors away from tying his record of 18 majors.

There's no doubt that a healthy Tiger -- especially one coming off his first win in a long while --  will provide a major boost for the tourney's ratings.

Now that's Woods is back on top, will all be forgiven?

 

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