Tiger Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Haters Still Gonna Hate?

We watched TW play golf reminiscent of the Tiger of old yesterday on his way to a nice win over Graeme McDowell in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Tiger was a green and fairway hitting machine, plus his putter cooperated all week as well which is the reason we saw him pull away from the strong field that was nipping at his heels all weekend.  Some of the popular golf media outlets have been touting that "Tiger is Back" and that he might be on his way to the form of the 2000 season in which he dominated the game like no one we've ever seen.  While I'll admit that his form is definitely looking good, and I think this win will open the floodgates for the rest of the season, I'm not sure we can start drawing comparisons to the Tiger Slam era just yet.  It's going to take a solid year, with multiple wins to begin regaining that type of mystique, but I do think he's well on his way.  Plus, we will definitely need to see at least one, if not two, major wins this year if we want to make comparisons to his game from 12 years ago.

So with Tiger getting back in the winners circle at Bay Hill, I'm wondering what all of the "Haters" are going to find to hate on now.  They can't say it was a crappy field.  They can't say that anyone handed TW the win.  They can't say that it was an un-official PGA event.  So to all the Tiger haters..what's your beef now?  What have you got to hate on?  Oh, and do you think Tiger is the favorite at Augusta?  Seems like a pretty good pick to me.

4 Responses to “Tiger Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Haters Still Gonna Hate?”

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  2. LibertyBell says:

    Tiger woods made Arnie’s invitational look too easy and let’s remember he’s not unfamiliar with the course, I found myself routing for Graeme, I don’t like it when a player just runs off with it, not much excitement there. I think the Masters will be a better test to see if Tiger is back or not. I’ll tell you one thing tho, He’s an automatic pick in my Masters Pool.

    Cheers Liberty Bell

  3. Scotty B says:

    I completely understand why are so many different opinions about Tiger. We all see him through a different filter. Some people are fans because they can’t believe anyone could be as good as Tiger was when he dominated the tour. Some people dislike him because he cheated on his wife and some just because they always cheer against the favorite. What I don’t understand is all the emotion that gets thrown into it. People seem to get so angry when talking about Tiger Woods. None of us know him personally, but many still want to control how everyone else sees him. Or maybe some people just like having conflict and Tiger has made that so easy.

    Personally, I hate seeing great talent go to waste, so I’m all for a Tiger comeback!