Today is a test for Tiger Woods. The former world #1 has a great chance to win his first tournament since 2010, leading the field by one stroke after 54 holes at Bay Hill. The Arnold Palmer Invitational is an event that has treated Woods well in the past, so I feel he must win today. It will be interesting to see whether or not he lets his mental game go awry.
If Woods is unable to hold his lead today at a course where he has had much success in the past, it’s a huge setback to his comeback campaign. He knows this course inside and out, so if he doesn’t perform, it’s surely all mental. If that’s the case, it may take Woods a bit longer to get himself back on track, which might mean a less-than-spectacular finish at the Masters.
Still, Tiger Woods is slowly returning to form. With a good finish today, Woods can begin to exude confidence, and possibly return to the player who’s made our jaws drop in years past.