It’s good to see Tiger Woods back in action and actually looking like he knows what he’s doing again. Tiger played in the Chevron World Challenge over the weekend at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. Tiger finished second, losing in a playoff to Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland. Even though he didn’t win and played below average on the final day, he showed his old form over the first three days of the tournament.
This was the last chance he had to avoid finishing a season without a win for the first time in his career. In the press conference following the tournament, Tiger seemed very pleased with his performance and said he feels like he’s coming back and finding his old form. Earlier in the week Tiger had made other news, involving fellow golfer Ian Poulter of England. Poulter had lost a tournament the week before, by mistakenly dropping his ball on his coin he used to mark the spot of his ball on the green, which cost him the tournament in a playoff. Tiger walked up to Poulter and asked him jokingly if he, Poulter, didn’t know how to ark his ball. Poulter replied “settle down No. 2.” Poulter obviousy referring to Tiger’s ranking in the World behind Lee Westwood. Even though this was a friendly exchange it fueled many articles over the internet.
This ends Tiger’s year after a busy couple of weeks for the former number one, as he had a tournament in China, Thailand, and Australia over the course of two weeks, before coming to Southern California to compete in the Chevron World Challenge. Tiger is the host of the tournament and it benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Finishing in the top ten twice on his Asia trip Tiger felt that he still wasn’t back to where he would like to see his game, but could see some improvements over short stretches.
Tiger recently made some other news regarding his home on Jupiter Island, Florida. His home is expected to be ready for move in in the early part of 2011. Reports say that the construction of Tiger’s new residence cost $50 million, which seems appropriate on a 12 acre property, which cost $44.5 million when he bought in 2006. Woods will have his own practice facility in his backyard and possibly even his children around the corner as reports say that his ex-wife Elin is planning on moving to the Jupiter area as well. Tiger’s new home is located between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantice Ocean. Tiger currently lives in the gated community if Isleworth in Orlando, Florida, where he has lived ever since he turned pro in 1996.
This video is a commercial featuring two of Nike’s top athletes Roger Federer and Tiger Woods.
“Roger Federer and Tiger Woods ad.” YouTube. Web. 5 Dec 2010.