Tiger Woods Masters Triumph, Career and Future

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:34 AM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019 8:34 AM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ reviews Tiger Woods recent Masters triumph, career and future.

<p>A great sporting moment in time has brought Tiger Woods back to the top of the golf tree after recent years of injuries and personal troubles taking its toll leaving and his world ranking outside the top 1000 at one point. We are going to discuss his early career, his achievements and what the future may hold for golf's iconic superstar.</p><p>You are not living on the planet if you missed Tiger Woods winning his fifth Masters title some eleven years after his last major, the 2008 US Open. What a great sporting moment we witnessed twenty-two years after his first major, the Masters in 1997. Strange fact both in 1997 and last week his price was 14/1. In the interim eleven years he won thirteen more major titles.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://cdn.japantimes.2xx.jp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/sp-masters-a-20190416.jpg" style="width:600px;height:397px" /></p><p>Eighteen-time major winner Jack Nicklaus:</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;A big “well done” from me to &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TigerWoods&lt;/a&gt;! I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!!! 👏🏼&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TheMasters?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TheMasters&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/jacknicklaus/status/1117494664456699905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 14, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Major Championship wins</strong></h2><p><strong>US Masters: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019</strong></p><p><strong>US Open: 2000, 2002 and 2008</strong></p><p><strong>Open Championship: 2000, 2005 and 2006</strong></p><p><strong>PGA Championship: 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007 </strong></p><p>Fifteen major championships wins in the modern game is a most amazing achievement, especially when you consider his injuries in recent times meant he was been unable to compete in fourteen.</p><p>Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson:</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;What a great moment for the game of golf. I’m so impressed by &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TigerWoods&lt;/a&gt;' incredible performance, and I'm so happy for him to capture another Green Jacket. Truly a special day that will go down in history. Congratulations, Tiger! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/rematch?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#rematch&lt;/a&gt; 😎&lt;/p&gt;— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/PhilMickelson/status/1117511970708529153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 14, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Tiger was a child prodigy introduced to the game at the age of two by his late father Eldrick. At the age of three he shot a 48 over nine holes and the spotlight has never left him since. He broke 80 on a round at the age of eight and went on to win the World Junior Championships six times. At the age of twelve he broke a score of 70 for an eighteen hole round and already this child genius was being groomed for stardom making the cover of the magazine Golf Digest on occasion. His father from a military background instilled dedication in abundance while teaching him meditation. These disciplines have been integral to his longevity and strong frame of mind.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://hookedoneverything.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/tiger1997.jpg" style="width:600px;height:413px" /></p><p>In winning the 2008 US Open with a torn anterior cruciate ligament he in the process had to play 91 holes needing an eighteen hole play off followed by sudden death play off to beat a determined Rocco Mediate. Up to this point in his career Tiger never had to contend with any injuries of note, however, there was always going to be a inevitable strain and wear and tear from his aggressive swing. Of course we were not to know it would be another eleven years until he won his next major title. What followed was a public and personal unravelling of the America champion sporting hero. As he fought constant injuries and dip in form his marriage fell apart after his indiscretions were made public. He required at least four major back surgeries and was caught “Driving under the Influence” albeit from the pain medication he was prescribed.</p><p>I actually believe his “fall from grace” perhaps could be expected when we consider he never knew anything but winning at golf from the age of two. He turned professional at twenty with the most lucrative million dollar contract from his long time sponsors Nike taking away any initial financial struggle normal professionals could expect. When the injuries came and his invincibility left him it probably left him feeling empty. Married young with no life experience is often a recipe for disaster, people sometimes “go off the rails”. Let’s not forget his ever present father passed away in 2006 just before his troubles started that will have no way helped Tiger as he searched for some balance in his life after 2008.</p><p>For a time there Tiger lost the plot but we can forgive him that, people make mistakes and he had human frailties after all. Throughout his career he has given back both in finance and with his personal time. He gives back to society with the Tiger Woods foundation which in over twenty year's helped many young American's educate, empower and enhance their lives.</p><p>In July 2017 Tiger Woods dropped out of the top 1000 on the World Golf Ranking and many can be forgiven for thinking we would never see him back on a golf course. Not only is he back playing but in twenty-two months since he has climbed to back to the pinnacle of golf. How has he done it? 2018 was a year of consolidation for the Tiger managing to play nineteen events without an injury scares which enabled him to build his confidence with solid results culminating in winning the Tour Championship last September. Throughout his career no player has been better at managing their schedule than Tiger who would always manage to peak at the correct time. Visually we can see the back condition has curtailed his movement and he walks tenderly between shots. He sets his alarm four hours early so he can loosen his back for the day ahead so when he pulled out of a couple of this seasons events it was pre-cautionary in the long-term knowledge that his only goal was the US Masters at Augusta.</p><p>US President Donald Trump:</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Spoke to &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TigerWoods&lt;/a&gt; to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TheMasters?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TheMasters&lt;/a&gt;, &amp;amp; to inform him that because of his incredible Success &amp;amp; Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!&lt;/p&gt;— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117843954437767168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 15, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>What can we expect from him in the future? I guess no one can be sure because it’s possible next time he gets injured we may never see him play again. Somehow this may be driving him on, making the most of doing what he does best and enjoying the game more than ever. An interesting occurrence on the PGA Tour this year is they have moved their schedule of Major Championships. The PGA Championship has moved from it's usual August date to the May. This could well work out perfectly for Tiger Woods especially when we know the host course Bethpage Black hosted the 2002 US Open which Tiger won impressively. It is plausible this may be the Masters champion next tournament if he does not chose to play a warm up event. He was so impressive at the Masters beating last year’s major winners Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari in the process. It is not hard to imagine he feels back to the peak of his powers proving to himself he can dominate the current crop of player. With all those factors in mind we can advise him as a bet for next month’s major</p><p><strong>Recommended Bet</strong></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><strong>Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship @9/1 (9.00) Betfred</strong></a></p>
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