>> Sunday, June 7, 2009
Today the world was privileged to watch, arguably, two of the greatest athletes of all time perform at their highest levels. On the same day Roger Federer completed a career Grand Slam and tied Pete Sampras's record of 14 major titles, Tiger Woods battled from four strokes behind to win the Memorial Tournament for the fourth time. A determined Tiger Woods was able to birdie the 17th and 18th holes to give him a one shot victory over second place finisher Jim Furyk. The most clutch athlete of all time under pressure finished at 12 under par 276 for the tournament and heads into the U.S. Open in two weeks to defend his title with plenty of momentum in his favor.
Personally, I am a huge Tiger Woods fan, and it was great to see him truly healthy since the ACL surgery. With today's victory, Wood's was finally able to silence the criticism on how bad he had been playing. Of course it would take time for him to be able to compete at a 100% level considering the ACL surgery and how long he was out of competition. Winning the Memorial Tournament will give Wood's the confidence boost he has been looking for, and I look forward to seeing him dominate the remainder of the season.
Today was truly a special day in the sports world! Thank you Roger and Tiger.