Maybe that's true, but we didn't see it Sunday.
When we ask that question, we're actually asking two questions.
Tiger Woods won his first major in 11 years on Sunday, and he was a picture of joy as he punched the air and roared with delight. Let's address them independently. "Because Tiger is back, and he's proven it this week".
"Tickets for the Open are nearly becoming priceless".
He's also striking the ball wonderfully. "I'll just play in the tournaments and I'll be fully invested and committed to playing and trying to win". There were so many guys that had a chance to win.
CBS said that made the rerun the third-highest-rated golf broadcast on any network this year. It was a win that didn't just tell the golfing world that Woods was healthy and able to compete, it was a victory that sent out a warning to every one of his fellow professionals that he's back in the business of winning major championships again. "So maybe next time it will be better for me, but it was nice to be out with him".
"I played exactly how I wanted to play", said Brooks Koepka, one of those who found the creek and double-bogeyed the hole on the way to a final-round 70 to finish 12 under, a shot back and in a three-way tie for second. He can't pound the field into oblivion.
"It's hard to comprehend right now".
This won't go on forever, though.
"To have the opportunity to come back like this, it is probably one of the biggest wins I've had, for sure, because of it".
Tiger Woods' stunning win at the 2019 Masters Championship is paying dividends for his longtime sponsor, Nike.
Williams, 37, took to Twitter Sunday to voice her support for the 15-time major championship victor.
"So my last three major championships have been pretty good, so that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road". He had gone almost 11 years since his last major, the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on a shattered left leg. In addition to the societal implications, Tiger's 12-shot victory while setting the tournament scoring record proved a seismic change in so many other areas from forever changing the PGA Tour to sports marketing to forcing Augusta National to "Tigerproof" its course. He downplayed the rest of the season and the rest of his career, choosing instead to stay in the moment. Even talk of this victory as one of sport's finest ever comebacks feels somewhat out of place, given Woods' place as, perhaps, golf's ultimate player.
In my eyes, there's a clear Mount Rushmore of Tiger's major victories and while you could make an argument for any of the four to be No. 1, there's also a clear order.
His tone throughout was an unmistakably familiar one.
Now, Bethpage Black and Pebble Beach loom, courses where Woods has been dominant. He was the second oldest Masters champion after Jack Nicklaus (46 in '86) and the seventh player in his 40s to win.