The cheers have been nonetheless reverberating round Augusta Nationwide after Tiger Woods’s triumph within the Masters on Sunday, however followers have been already beginning to look forward. Is Woods again after a decade of damage and private adversity? May he, at age 43, regain the shape that had him destroying fields from 1997 to 2008? Or was the comeback a form of idiot’s gold, a final hurrah earlier than the decline units in once more?
One factor’s for positive: Individuals will probably be watching. Right here’s what’s subsequent for Woods.
P.G.A. Championship, Might 16-19
The look forward to the second main is shorter than ordinary this 12 months as a result of the P.G.A. has been moved from its common August date. One aim was to get the least-heralded main a little bit extra consideration. Woods’s win within the Masters has helped that trigger vastly.
Woods has received 4 P.G.A.s, most just lately in 2007. The match this 12 months will probably be performed at Bethpage Black on Lengthy Island. The tough Black course has by no means hosted the P.G.A. earlier than, but it surely was the location of the U.S. Open in 2009, when Woods tied for sixth, and in 2002, when Woods received, beating Phil Mickelson by three pictures.
Woods is at present listed as one in all three favorites at 10-1, together with Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.
U.S. Open, June 13-16
The USA Open returns this 12 months to one of many grandest websites in golf, Pebble Seashore, on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Woods has three U.S. Open victories in his profession. Earlier than Sunday, his final main win was the 2008 Open.
Pebble Seashore additionally hosted the Open in 2010, when Woods was tied for fourth, and 2000, when he crushed the sector by 15 strokes.
Woods, Johnson and McIlroy are once more the three favorites for this match.
British Open, July 18-21
The British Open, or simply the Open as it’s referred to as in Europe, will probably be headed to Royal Portrush in Northern Eire for the primary time since 1951. The course, on the North Atlantic, is predicted to proceed the Open’s custom of unpredictable and difficult climate situations.
Woods has three British Opens, along with his most up-to-date victory in 2006. He and McIlroy, who’s from Northern Eire, are the 2 favorites.
Presidents Cup, Dec. 12-15
Woods, as soon as an automated fixture on the American groups for the Ryder and Presidents Cups, missed out for a number of years earlier than returning to the Ryder Cup final 12 months as a captain’s choose. He completed the occasion Zero-Four.
He was named the captain for this 12 months’s Presidents Cup, and after his return to type, it appears as if he will probably be a taking part in captain.
Although he has been part of American groups since 1997, Woods has at occasions displayed a scarcity of enthusiasm for workforce occasions.
The USA has received the Presidents Cup, towards a workforce of non-European worldwide golfers, seven straight occasions. This 12 months’s occasion will probably be held in Melbourne, Australia.