PGA 2012: Is Tiger Woods the Favorite In ’12 Masters?

Posted: April 2, 2012 by Dan Condie in PGA
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A view of Tiger Woods as he walks off the 8th ...

A view of Tiger Woods as he walks off the 8th green at Torrey Pines during this morning's practice round at the 2008 U.S. Open in San Diego, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It seemed not long ago that Tiger Woods was the favorite in any PGA event in which he competed.

At the height of Woods’ fame and success, it seemed a foregone conclusion that he would surpass Jack Nicklaus‘ record of 18 PGA major championship victories.

Tiger’s rise to glory was unprecedented and unrivaled.

So was his fall.

Woods’ struggles over the last 3 years, on and off the golf course, are well documented.

The question “will Tiger win four or more majors?” transitioned to “will Tiger win a major ever again?”

Woods once again sparked the golf world’s interest when he won the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament that is held just two weeks before the illustrious Masters tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Woods’ victory is especially significant considering the field of competition included Masters championship hopefuls Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Bubba Watson and more.

As most golfers will agree, a sometimes overwhelming aspect of the game of golf is mental. One great shot begets another just as one horrible shot the same.

On a larger scale, winning a tournament after a winless streak (especially following unprecedented domination) can open a flood gate of momentum that can turn a golfer 180 degrees.

Will Tiger Woods win the 2012 Masters tournament?

No one knows for sure.

I would think, however, that the field surrounding Tiger Woods in the 2012 Masters tournament may be a little more concerned that the sleeping dragon has awakened.

  1. Christopher Condie says:

    Good article!

  2. Richard Finau says:

    Tiger woods is one of the best golf players ever, he is my idol. ;

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