Tiger Woods Wins Unprecedented 3rd World Match Play Championship
The juggernaut that goes by the name of Tiger Woods graced the fairways of Dove Mountain this week. Coming away with a record 3rd Championship in the Accenture World Match Play series, he has won every event he has entered this year so far. While people will undoubtedled ask him over and over again about the possibility of an undefeated season, it matters only to the statisticians, as he is proving yet again that he is the best player the game has ever produced.
Records fall like dominos in regular order as his career rolls along like a finely tuned machine. Sometimes there are adjustments to be made, a tweak here, an improvement there...but even in his "off" years, Tiger Woods dominates his competition.
Take this year's Accenture World Match Play Championships at Dove Mountain: struggling and behind in the first round, he cranks up his game to win 5 straight holes to move to the next match. In the final pairing, he takes no mercy on this fine course or his opponent, Stuart Cink, winning by an awe inspiring score of 8 and 7.
When asked at the press conference about the possibility of going undefeated for the year, he grinned and replied, "I want to win every tournament. That's why you enter them." Tiger plays to win, and he does. He practices to win, and he does. Those who play to make the cut or place in the top 10 usually struggle along the way. It is easy to talk about having a winning attitude, believing it in one's heart is another.
Hats off to you, Mr. Woods - it was a pleasure to have you in Tucson, playing at Dove Mountain. You are an inspiration to many, myself included...(update) we hope to see you when your rehab is complete.