That Roar You Hear Is a Dangerous Tiger

By |  August 30, 2006

The headline in the paper the other day said, “Tiger Takes the Fifth.” It made me think of Retief Goosen.

But, first, about the meaning of the headline. It refers to how many times Tiger Woods has won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Five. Woods has also won four tournaments in a row, including the British Open and the PGA Championship, after failing to make the cut at Winged Foot for the U.S. Open. The guy is blowing away the competition.

Now, back to Goosen. I interviewed him in early July before Tiger went on his hot streak. Goosen said competition on the PGA Tour these days is tougher than ever. But it’s great to see so many players have a chance to win, he added.

“It’s a lot tougher to win out there than it was five years ago,” Goosen said. “But then again, Tiger Woods was so on top of his game five years ago that it seemed like he was winning every week.”

You remember the Tiger Woods of five years ago, don’t you? Well, looks like he’s back.

— Larry Aylward, Editor in Chief

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