He’s baaaaaack! In the dramatic fashion that has become a staple of his historic career, Tiger Woods ended his more than two-year slump by birdying the 18th hole to beat Zach Johnson by one stroke in the Chevron World Golf Challenge. While this was not an officially sanctioned PGA Tour event, meaning that Tiger’s PGA winless streak is still alive, Woods himself was visibly relieved to get the proverbial monkey off his back.
Sanctioned event or none, this is obviously a huge confidence builder for Woods, not to mention the fact that it moved him back into the top 25 of the world golf rankings after having fallen outside the top 50. The rest of the PGA should be on notice that Tiger’s got his swagger back and will be looking to post a big 2012. I’m predicting a couple of majors, putting him right back on track to break Jack Nicklaus’s career majors mark sometime in the next three years.