Tiger Woods went from being recognized as the greatest golfer in the world to a punchline. But now, he’s back.
He ended a two-year drought by winning the Chevron World Challenge in California on Sunday, making it his first win since 2009.
That vintage fist pump also making a comeback, along with a huge smile.
Was it relief? Satisfaction? Vindication? Whatever the feeling, he said it was “amazing.”
On his Twitter page, Woods wrote: “Birdie birdie feels pretty damn good. Fans made it feel better than great.”
Before Sunday’s win, Woods played in 26 tournaments without a win, weighed down by the shocking revelations of extramarital affairs that shattered his image.
We’ll have to wait until next year to see if the winning continues, when Woods plays his next tournament in Abu Dhabi at the end of January.