Sunday, March 16, 2008

Simply Amazing

This was the scene this afternoon in Orlando, FL at the Bay Hill course which Tiger Woods calls home. In a four-day event, playing 18 holes of golf per day, Tiger was behind the leader by 7 strokes after playing Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, he shot a round in which his score was 7 strokes better than the leader, resulting in a tie after 3 rounds with the final to be played today.
Approaching the final hole today, Tiger was tied with a different player than the leader Friday/Saturday. That leader played the final hole before Tiger and completed it in 4 strokes. Three strokes would have placed him ahead of Tiger and would require Tiger to complete the hole in 3 strokes in order to tie. As it turned out, the co-leader needed 4 strokes to complete the 18th hole, leaving the possibility of a tie-breaker if Tiger also shot 4. Tiger shot 3, putting a perfect 24 foot shot downhill to the cup to win the tournament and become tied at third place on the all-time list for PGA tournament wins. Tiger is 32 years old.

1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

Tiger is amazing! We watched this today.