Tiger Woods can now turn his attentions to trying to win a fifth Masters title after claiming his first PGA Tour title for well over 2 years at Bay Hill.
The 14 time major winner is now warming up for the first major of the year with a five-shot victory over Graeme McDowell at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
“I’m excited about the Masters,” said the 36-year-old, who has won 14 majors.
Woods made an incredible recovery after pulling out of his last event two weeks ago with an Achilles tendon strain that initially seemed likely to threaten his participation at Augusta. Nobody could have foreseen this happening, not even Tiger.
Chasing a seventh Bay Hill title, and 98th professional victory, Woods held a one-shot lead over Northern Ireland’s McDowell going into the final round in Florida and carded a final-day two-under 70 to wrap up the win.
“It’s always fun to play there and I’m looking forward to going to Augusta with the momentum I’ve built here.”
I made a prediction a couple of months back that Woods and McIlroy would be fighting it out at the final day of the masters, let’s hope for great viewing that’s going to be the case.