Tiger Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week and for once it’s not a moment too soon for the golf world, and I for one hope he will teach everyone a lesson his week.
In the last couple years, Tiger has been repeatedly sidelined and been kept out of golf by scandal, injuries, marital problems — we all know the list — and each time he returned it felt like he was rushing to get back from something. The 2010 Masters. The 2011 Players Championship. The 2011 PGA Championship. When he returns at the Frys.com Open at Cordevalle in California, he’ll be coming back on his own timetable. The dust has finally settled, and I think we will see some good golf from Tiger.
Everything points toward a good golf week for Tiger. He’s now had plenty of time to work with new swing coach, Sean Foley, who’s been giving him regular golf lessons for a while now. If it’s going to work with Foley, then we should start to see it this week. I know it was only a practice round, but that 62 at Medalist he shot last week is a good sign. The caddie change is also good for him. Things had obviously gotten stale with Steve Williams, and Joe LaCava ,an experienced caddie whom Tiger knows and respects, is the perfect replacement.