Yesterday seemed like the day Tiger Woods would finally get his comeback story. He didn’t win — but his strong fourth-place finish proved that he still had it. After news broke in December 2009 that the celebrated sports star had cheated on his wife and had a string of mistresses, it seemed Woods couldn’t catch a break — or win a title. His marriage was finished, he lost tournament after tournament and he was released from a slew of endorsement deals.
Fans (and foes) watched with bated breath as Woods approached the 10th hole yesterday; he was tied for the lead and poised to receive his fifth green jacket. Charl Schwartzel of South Africa ended up winning it all, but the embattled Woods had his best showing since the scandal.
And more important than whether or not he won, he appeared to be back in America’s good graces. He became big news for doing something positive — rather than the butt of everyone’s jokes — and even garnered CBS News some decent ratings. While it’s too early to tell if he has what it takes to win big again, sports fans and ESPN analysts were ecstatic to see a glimpse of the old Tiger Woods.
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