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Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA Tour

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Gregory Shamus | Getty Images

The greatest athlete to ever swing a golf club is making his triumphant return to the links.

Tiger Woods announced Thursday morning that he will return to the PGA Tour to play in the Memorial Tournament. The annual event in Jack Nicklaus’ stomping grounds near Columbus, OH is the biggest golf tournament since the PGA Tour returned last month. The action at Muirfield Village tees off next weekend July 16-19.

We have not seen Tiger on a golf course since Peyton Manning helped him win The Match against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in May. Tiger last played on the PGA Tour at the Genesis Invitational in February.

A five-time winner of the Memorial Tournament, Tiger currently has 82 career PGA Tour wins, tied with Sam Snead for the most all-time. If Tiger can break that tie with a win at Jack’s event… it would be a special moment in the middle of dark days for sports fans across the country.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA Tour

  1. UKBigBlueForever
    10:43 am July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Yes!!! He is the GOAT

    • Megan
      1:42 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Well … Has he won 18 majors? Has he come in second 19 times? Take a look at the names at the top of the majors list and note how many were Jack’s contemporaries: Player (9), Watson (8), Palmer (7), Trevino (6). So Jack set his record against some of the best who ever played the game. As Player says, “Only 3 golfers in history have more majors than I do, but one of them has TWICE as many, which is ridiculous.”

      Where are Tiger’s contemporaries? Mickelson (5) finally proved worthy after being “the best never to win a major.” He’s No. 14 on the list. And he’s come in second 11 times, which is impressive. Els twice won majors during Tiger’s career. He’s No. 20, together with Rors (4), who started his run in 2011, when Tiger’s injuries forced him to the sideline. Vijay (3) was good. He’s No. 30. Duval (1) at least provided some real competition and took over the No. 1 ranking for a bit. Spieth (3) and Koepka (4) in recent years, again while an aging Tiger deals with injuries. But none of this compares to what Jack had to face.

      No, Tiger’s most shining moments came early in this career, when he burst onto the scene and took our breath away. People point in awe at the 2000 US Open, which he won by a jaw-dropping 15 strokes, but his 272 wasn’t a record. The margin showed just how weak his competition was (Jimenez bogeyed the last two holes while Tiger shot par). Not Tiger’s fault, mind you. He just appeared at the right time. Jack shot a 272, as did Janzen, and later, Furyk and Koepka. Rors holds the record at 268, but no one looks at that score the same way as Tiger’s 2000 victory because Rors won by only 8 over Jason Day. Remember him? He was promising.

      So GOAT? Not yet. The competition is certainly better than it used to be. The greatest in your lifetime perhaps. It’s like GOAT in basketball. The impression is highly dependent on how old you are. FYI, the answer is Wilt, in a landslide. Don’t make me take out the record book, or point to the NCAA and NBA rule that says you can’t dunk your free throws! Why do you suppose they needed a rule like that???

    • bkeith75
      11:24 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Very compelling argument. Well spoken. I tend to disagree with you but I applaud your facts and insight.

    • Bluehender
      2:18 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      You go girl…

    • Bluehender
      2:23 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      I’m impressed by a woman who knows their golf. Jack holds the records but he’d probably tell you raw talent is on Tiger’s side. But if GOAT equals accomplishments, it’s gotta be Jack.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:44 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Tiger is one of the all-time greats, but not the GOAT.

    • friendsofcoal
      2:54 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

      Tiger is the GOAT and Jack, Arnie, Player OT whoever else couldn’t even carry Tigers bag!

  2. michaelb
    12:06 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    Yess ! #rawr

  3. friendsofcoal
    2:55 pm July 9, 2020 Permalink

    *or (not sure why it autocorrected to OT??)