Four years ago this week, Tiger Woods started another comeback with one remarkable swing
Who knows, maybe we'll look back on Tiger's surprise Twitter video as the swing that started one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Or maybe we've already seen his last great comeback, one that culminated with him winning the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year Award.
That brilliant campaign, overshadowed by all of Woods' other accomplishments, also began with one swing during the week of the Honda Classic. Only, it came four years ago, and during actual competition. Take a look:
Woods' bold 5-iron approach set up a closing eagle that gave him a 62, the lowest final-round score of his career. At the time, he was mired in the longest winless drought of his career, having not won since returning from the scandal that stunned the world in November 2009. Although the spectacular finish wasn't enough to catch Rory McIlroy, it provided proof that more wins were coming soon. And they did.
Three weeks later, Woods got back in the winner's circle at Bay Hill. He added victories at the Memorial and the AT&T National that year, setting up his five-win season in 2013 that took him back to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
After two off-season back surgeries, another Woods' comeback is going to be tougher this time. But perhaps, with one 9-iron, it's already begun.