Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tiger Makes 2011 PGA Tour Debut This Week

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The golf world is buzzing about the long awaited return of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour in 2011. Last Wednesday, Woods office ally entered the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club, in La Jolla California. Torrey pines is the site of Tiger’s historic win at the 2008 U.S. Open when battled a torn ACL and stress fractures in his leg to out duel Rocco Mediate in 91 holes to win his 14 professional major championship. Tiger’s win in 2008 is arguably his greatest victory ever and ranks as one of the greatest displays of courage and determination by an athlete in any sport.

Tiger woods will be paired with his rival and friend at the 2008 U.S. Open Rocco Mediate and PGA Tour Bad Boy Anthony Kim. The threesome will tee off at noon ET Thursday on Torrey Pines' North course. They play at 1 p.m. ET Friday on the South course. Torrey Pines has been Tiger’s home course of sorts. He has 7 wins in last 12 tournaments at Torrey Pines and he has an amazing 58% wining percentage at this venue. It appears that if the past is any indication of what will happen this week, we might tiger hoisting up a championship trophy come Sunday afternoon.

The major question that lingers in the minds of all golf fans is how will Tiger perform? At the end of 2010 Tiger showed flashes of greatness by his play at the Chevron World Championship that he lost in a thrilling playoff to 2008 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell.

If his play towards the end of 2010 is any indication of the Tiger we might see at Torrey Pines this week, then I am sure golf fans are in for a very special week of golf at the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open.

Television Coverage of the 2001 Famers Insurance Open will begin at 3:00 PM EST of Golf Channel and weekend Coverage will be broadcast on CBS.

Edward S. Wanambwa

Senior Golf Writer

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